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American History Through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme Sports Danielle S. Coombs

American History Through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme Sports

Danielle S. Coombs

Published December 18th 2012
ISBN : 9780313379888
Hardcover
3 pages
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 About the Book 

This collection blends historical and popular culture perspectives in its analysis of the development of sports and sports figures throughout American history. American History through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme SportS isMoreThis collection blends historical and popular culture perspectives in its analysis of the development of sports and sports figures throughout American history. American History through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme SportS is unique in that it focuses on how each sport has transformed and influenced society at large, demonstrating how sports and popular culture are intrinsically entwined and the ways they both reflect larger societal transformations.The essays in the book are wide-ranging, covering topics of interest for sports fans who enjoy the NFL and NASCAR as well as those who like tennis and watching the Olympics. Many topics feature information about specific sports icons and favorite heroes. Additionally, many of the topics treatments prompt engagement by purposely challenging the reader to either agree or disagree with the authors analysis.