Sports in American Life

A History
Author(s): Richard O. Davies
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Product Number: EB00681398
Released: Jul 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118912546
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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The third edition of author Richard O. Davies' highly praised narrative of American sports, Sports in American Life: A History, features extensive revisions and updates to its presentation of an interpretative history of the relationship of sports to the larger themes of U.S. history. Updated include a new section on concussions caused by contact sports and new biographies of John Wooden and Joe Paterno.  -Features extensive revisions and updates, along with a leaner, faster-paced narrative than previous editions -Addresses the social, economic, and cultural interaction between sports and gender, race, class, and other larger issues -Provides expanded coverage of college sports, women in sports, race and racism in organized sports, and soccer's sharp rise in popularity -Features an all-new section that tackles the growing controversy of head injuries and concussions caused by contact sports

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