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Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

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A comprehensive reference work on the development of athletics in the United States; this encyclopedia examines the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present. It includes entries on racial and ethnic groups, ethnic sports, mainstream sports, ethnic and racial institutions and famous sports figures.

The category of ethnic sports includes games and pastimes that Native American Indians and immigrants have played to help preserve their ancestral traditions and cultural identity in the United States. The articles on mainstream sports chronicle and analyze the participation and contribution of racial and immigrant groups in the most popular pastimes that evolved from early English folk games or contests (such as baseball, football, and boxing), to American inventions (basketball). The book also includes entries on racial and ethnic sporting clubs, leagues, and institutions, as well as prominent athletes, sportswriters, officials, and managers. References follow each entry and there is also a selected bibliography at the end of the book that lists the most useful secondary sources in the fields of race and ethnicity in American sports. This book will not only be a valuable resource for both academic and public libraries, but also for collections in sports associations and ethnic groups.

Book News Annotation:

A reference on the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans, and a wide variety of immigrant groups in the US from the age of colonization to the present. Acknowledging that everyone but the original inhabitants are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, it distinguishes between a mainstream of American sporting culture that was established and developed by the earliest newcomers to the British colonies, and the sporting traditions and practices of other groups that arrived later or were treated as outsiders. The introduction briefly outlines the process by which the mainstream has incorporated elements from the other traditions, and sets out three sociological models of assimilation that are useful in understanding ethnic sports in the US. The articles conclude with selected bibliographies.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A comprehensive reference work on the development of athletics in the United States; this encyclopedia examines the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present. It includes entries on racial and ethnic groups, ethnic sports, mainstream sports, ethnic and racial institutions and famous sports figures.

About the Author

GEORGE B. KIRSCH is Chairman, Professor of History at Manhattan College.OTHELLO HARRIS is Chair Associate Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sports Studies at Miami University of Ohio.CLAIRE E. NOLTE is Associate Professor of History at Manhattan College.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Encyclopedia

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313299117
Editor:
Kirsch, George B.
Editor:
Harris, Othello
Editor:
Nolte, Claire E.
Editor:
Kirsch, George B.
Editor:
Harris, Othello
Author:
Nolte, Claire E.
Author:
Harris, Othello
Author:
Kirsch, George
Author:
Nolte, Claire
Author:
Kirsch, George B.
Editor:
Nolte, Claire E.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Minorities in sports.
Subject:
Sports -- Sociological aspects.
Subject:
Minorities in sports - United States -
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Reference
Series Volume:
sess. 19, suppl 3.
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.56x6.42x1.24 in. 2.11 lbs.

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » US History » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Reference
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive reference work on the development of athletics in the United States; this encyclopedia examines the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present. It includes entries on racial and ethnic groups, ethnic sports, mainstream sports, ethnic and racial institutions and famous sports figures.
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