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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.

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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, Baseball and Cricket

Baseball and Cricket

The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72

Author: George B. Kirsch
Pub Date: February 2007

How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastime   learn more...

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

A revealing look at the intertwined histories of the venerable game and controversial clubs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

An American Life

Author: William J. Baker
Pub Date: June 2006

The rise and fall of one of sport’s most enduring icons   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, 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 fascinating history of the MLBPA's transformation into the nation's most powerful labor union   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

How meaning was manufactured following the national pastime'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 the 50th anniversary of the final fight of 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

A chronicle of significant athletic events and the lives and careers of numerous black sports heroes---and the very significant role of sports in the history of race relations in the U.S.   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

College football's collected "tales of the tape"   learn more...

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