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Sports and American History

Sports and American History

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Sports and American History

Sports and American History

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07/19/2022

11 Audio CD

820 minutes

9781666614923

Audio MP3 CD

07/19/2022

2 Audio MP3 CD

820 minutes

9781666615357

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Whether you love sports or find the American sports obsession confounding, this course will help you answer the fascinating question of why sports have mattered so much to this country. Although today’s sporting events bear little resemblance to the bloodsports of the early colonies, the passion with which Americans play and watch sports remains alive and well. Delve into the history of American sports to better understand the larger themes and controversies in this nation’s past in these thirty captivating lectures. As you explore stories of races won, touchdowns scored, and players rounding the bases, you’ll also learn about sports’ class and ethnic origins; racial prejudice, exclusion, and integration in sport and society; athleticism and the evolving ideas about masculinity and womanhood; the role of sport in the promotion of a vigorous national identity; and the use of sporting arenas as spaces to both legitimize and protest the political order. By the end of the course, you will know more about the role of sports in American history, have a keen grasp on the general narrative and major figures in US sports history, and view contemporary sports in a new way. As you will see, sports are not mere games—they are significant cultural events in which Americans express and contest ideas about race, class, gender, and other important markers of identity.

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