Patriotic games: sporting traditions in the American imagination, 1876-1926

Pope, Steven W. (1997) Patriotic games: sporting traditions in the American imagination, 1876-1926. Sports and history . Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780195091335

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Abstract

In Patriotic Games, historian Stephen Pope explores the ways sport was transformed from a mere amusement into a metaphor for American life. Between the 1890s and the 1920s, sport became the most pervasive popular cultural activity in American society. Pope demonstrates how America's sporting tradition emerged from a society fractured along class, race, ethnic, and gender lines. In a time of social tensions, economic downturns, and unprecendented immigration, the rituals and enthusiasms of sport, Pope argues, became a central component in the shaping of America's national identity.

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Additional Information:In Patriotic Games, historian Stephen Pope explores the ways sport was transformed from a mere amusement into a metaphor for American life. Between the 1890s and the 1920s, sport became the most pervasive popular cultural activity in American society. Pope demonstrates how America's sporting tradition emerged from a society fractured along class, race, ethnic, and gender lines. In a time of social tensions, economic downturns, and unprecendented immigration, the rituals and enthusiasms of sport, Pope argues, became a central component in the shaping of America's national identity.
Keywords:sport, History of sport, United States of America, Patriotism, Identity
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V230 American History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V320 Social History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V390 History by Topic not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Humanities
ID Code:685
Deposited By: Jill Partridge
Deposited On:14 May 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:12

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