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The author traces the marathon from its largely immigrant and working-class origins in New York City during the 1890s to the ability of the Los Angeles marathon to ease racial and class tensions in the wake of the L.A. riots of the 1990s. Along the way she examines effects on the sport of the Industrial Revolution, waves of immigration, middle-and upper-class urban boosterism, and the Cold War.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-203) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815605201
Author:
Cooper, Pamela
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Location:
Syracuse :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Marathon running
Subject:
Athletes
Subject:
Track & Field
Subject:
Runners (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Marathon running -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Track and Field
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Sports and Entertainment (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.32x6.22x.88 in. 1.12 lbs.

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