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Sport in the Global Society, #12: Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914; A Social and Economic History

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This volume studies the formative period of racing between 1790 and 1914. This was a time when, despite the opposition of a respectable minority, attendance at horse races, betting on horses, or reading about racing increasingly became central leisure activities of much of British society. The author challenges many of our preconceptions about racing. He shows the importance of racing and betting to many of the middle classes in Victorian Britain; the very early commercialisation of the sport; and the limited power of the Jockey Club before the late 1860s. He explores the value of racing to the working classes, the gentry and aristocracy, tracing the sport's development in an age of technological change and the growth of the popular press.

Synopsis:

This volume studies the formative period of racing between 1790 and 1914. This was a time when, despite the opposition of a respectable minority, attendance at horse races, betting on horses, or reading about racing increasingly became central leisure activities of much of British society.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-261) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714680453
Author:
Huggins, Mike
Publisher:
Frank Cass Publishers
Location:
London
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
Horse racing - Social aspects -
Subject:
Horse racing - Economic aspects -
Subject:
Games-Horse Racing
Series:
Cass Series--Sport in the Global Society
Series Volume:
[vol. 12]
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9.20x6.22x.89 in. 1.02 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume studies the formative period of racing between 1790 and 1914. This was a time when, despite the opposition of a respectable minority, attendance at horse races, betting on horses, or reading about racing increasingly became central leisure activities of much of British society.
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