A sporting time : New York City and the rise of modern athletics, 1820-70 /

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Main Author: Adelman, Melvin L. 1944- (Author)
Format: Book
Published:Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1986.
Series:Sports and society.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. The changing character of New York City
  • pt. I. Sports of the turf: thoroughbreds and trotters
  • 2. The early modernization of horse racing, 1820-45
  • 3. Harness racing as the first modern sport
  • 4. Horse racing comes of age, 1845-70
  • pt. II. Ball games in the city: cricket and baseball
  • 5. The failure of cricket as an American sport
  • 6. The early years of baseball, 1845-60
  • 7. Baseball matures and turns professional, 1860-70
  • pt. III. The diversity of sport in the city
  • 8. Water sports: rowing and yachting
  • 9. Pedestrianism, billiards, boxing, and animal sports
  • 10. A host of leisure sports
  • Conclusion: The press and the ideology of modern sport
  • Appendix: Collecting and collating occupational data.