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Product Description: While the accomplishments and influence of Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad Ali are doubtless impressive solely on their merits, these luminaries of the black sporting experience did not emerge spontaneously...read more
By Gerald R. Gems (editor)

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9780803266797 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: While the accomplishments and influence of Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad Ali are doubtless impressive solely on their merits, these luminaries of the black sporting experience did not emerge spontaneously.

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Product Description: The Routledge History of American Sport provides the first comprehensive overview of historical research in American sport from the early Colonial period to the present day. Considering sport through innovative themes and topics such as the business of sport, material culture and sport, the political uses of sport, and gender and sport, this text offers an interdisciplinary analysis of American leisure...read more
By Gerald R. Gems (editor)

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9781138786752 | Routledge, October 3, 2016, cover price $240.00 | About this edition: The Routledge History of American Sport provides the first comprehensive overview of historical research in American sport from the early Colonial period to the present day.

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Product Description: Sports fans have long been fascinated with boxing and the brutal demonstration of physical and psychological conflict. Accounts of the sport appear as far back as the third millennium BC, and Greek and Roman sculptors depicted the athletic ideals of the ancient era in the form of boxers...read more

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9781442229907 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 13, 2014, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Sports fans have long been fascinated with boxing and the brutal demonstration of physical and psychological conflict.

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Product Description: This book represents an interdisciplinary analysis of the role of sport in the formation of an ethnic identity and the transition in that identity across four generations. It portrays the struggles, the triumphs, and the ambiguities of the assimilation process.

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9780815633419 | Syracuse Univ Pr, December 30, 2013, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This book represents an interdisciplinary analysis of the role of sport in the formation of an ethnic identity and the transition in that identity across four generations.

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Product Description: The Athletic Crusade is the first book to systematically analyze the role of sports in the expansion of U.S. empire from the 1890s through World War II. Gerald R. Gems details how white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant males set the standard for inclusion within American society, transferred that standard to foreign territories, and subtly used American sports to instill allegedly desirable racial, moral, and commercial virtues in colonial subjects...read more

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9780803222168 | 1 edition (Univ of Nebraska Pr, June 1, 2006), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The Athletic Crusade is the first book to systematically analyze the role of sports in the expansion of U.

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9780803245334 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, May 1, 2012, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The Athletic Crusade is the first book to systematically analyze the role of sports in the expansion of U.

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Product Description: This book examines Chicago's long and glorious history of recreational and competitive sport, and as the home of the finest sporting events and most loyal fans in the United States. This indispensable collection surveys the essential events and main teams in the city's sports history--the Bears, the Cubs, the White Sox, the Black Hawks, and the Bulls--as well as great Chicago sports legends Red Grange, Michael Jordan, and others...read more
By Gerald R. Gems (editor)

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9780252032813 | 1 edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, February 20, 2009), cover price $78.00 | About this edition: This book examines Chicago's long and glorious history of recreational and competitive sport, and as the home of the finest sporting events and most loyal fans in the United States.

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9780252076152 | 1 edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, January 29, 2009), cover price $25.95

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Product Description: Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization journeys from the early American past to the present to give students a compelling grasp of the historical evolution of American sporting practices. This text provides students with insights that will allow them to develop new and alternative perspectives, examine sport as a social and cultural phenomenon, generate a better understanding of current sport practices, and consider future developments in sport in American life...read more

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9780736056212 | Human Kinetics, August 28, 2008, cover price $82.00 | About this edition: Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization journeys from the early American past to the present to give students a compelling grasp of the historical evolution of American sporting practices.

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Product Description: Windy City Wars traces how the assimilation process of various ethnic groups in Chicago was facilitated by participation in sports from 1830-1940. Gems analyzes how factors of religion, social class, politics, and ethnicity played out in the context of the populations of Native Americans, African Americans, Anglos, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Europeans...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780810833050 | Scarecrow Pr, November 1, 1997, cover price $62.00 | About this edition: Windy City Wars traces how the assimilation process of various ethnic groups in Chicago was facilitated by participation in sports from 1830-1940.

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