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Sport and Society


Acquiring Editor: Danny Nasset
Series Editors: Aram Goudsouzian and Jaime Schultz
Founding Editors: Benjamin Rader and Randy Roberts

The Sport and Society series publishes scholarly books as well as short books on individual sports directed to the student and general reader. These include new works dealing with sports in many academic disciplines as well as paperback reissues of scholarly and popular books.




link to catalog page, Sports in Zion

Sports in Zion

Mormon Recreation, 1890-1940

Author: Richard Ian Kimball
Pub Date: January 2009

A unique look at the Latter-day Saints' recreational efforts intended to "Mormonize" a rising generation of young men and women   learn more...

link to catalog page, Female Gladiators

Female Gladiators

Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America

Author: Sarah K. Fields
Pub Date: June 2008

How school-aged girls used the legal system to gain access to contact sports   learn more...

link to catalog page, Viva Baseball!

Viva Baseball!

Latin Major Leaguers and Their Special Hunger

Author: Samuel O. Regalado
Pub Date: April 2008

The struggles of Latin American baseball players in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, Golf and the American Country Club Author: Richard J. Moss
Pub Date: 2007

Understanding the country club and its preferred game   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sandow the Magnificent

Sandow the Magnificent

Eugen Sandow and the Beginnings of Bodybuilding

Author: David L. Chapman
Pub Date: Cloth: 1994; Paper: March 2006

The strongman whose pioneering focus on physique built an entertainment empire   learn more...

link to catalog page, Saying It's So

Saying It's So

A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal

Author: Daniel A. Nathan
Pub Date: September 2005

Understanding narratives of baseball's darkest hour   learn more...

link to catalog page, Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano

The Rock of His Times

Author: Russell Sullivan
Pub Date: April 2005

Celebrating boxing's only undefeated heavyweight champion   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Unlevel Playing Field

The Unlevel Playing Field

A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport

Author: David K. Wiggins and Patrick B. Miller
Pub Date: April 2005

Black athletes and the role of sports in the history of race relations in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, The End of Baseball As We Knew It

The End of Baseball As We Knew It

The Players Union, 1960-81

Author: Charles P. Korr
Pub Date: 2005

The history of the MLBPA's transformation into the nation's most powerful labor union   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Ultimate Guide to College Football

The Ultimate Guide to College Football

Rankings, Records, and Scores of the Major Teams and Conferences

Author: James Quirk
Pub Date: August 2004

The essential and authoritative reference book on college football   learn more...

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