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Wagg, Stephen

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport
Stephen Wagg

2. The Invention of Sporting Tradition: National Myths, Imperial Pasts and the Origins of Australian Rules Football
Tony Collins

3. From Evil to Expedient: The Legalization of Professionalism in English Football, 1884–85
Dave Russell

4. Peacefully at Wembley Stadium on 20 April 1974: The Quiet Death of Amateur Football in England
Dilwyn Porter

5. Rough, Manly Sport and the American Way: Theodore Roosevelt and College Football, 1905
Michael Oriard

6. Baseball, Invented Tradition, and Nationalistic Spirit
Gerald R. Gems

7. ‘Her Dainty Strength’: Suzanne Lenglen, Wimbledon and the Coming of Female Sport Celebrity
Stephen Wagg

8. Before and After 1968: Reconsidering the Introduction of Drug Testing in the Olympic Games
Ian Ritchie

9. The ‘Revolt of the Black Athlete’: Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s 1968 Black Power Salute Reconsidered
Maureen Margaret Smith

10. The D’Oliveira Affair: Cricket, ‘Race’ and Politics
Rob Steen

11. The Physical Activism of Billie Jean King
Jaime Schultz

12. John L. Sullivan: The Champion of All Champions
Elliott J. Gorn

13. The ‘Packer Affair’ and the Early Marriage of Television and Sport
David L. Andrews, Andrew D. Grainger

14. All these Years of Hurt: Culture, Pedagogy and ‘1966’ as a Site of National Myths
Michael L. Silk, Jessica Francombe

15. The 1960 Rome Summer Olympics: Birth of a New World?
Barbara Keys

Keywords: History, History of the Americas, Social History, Media Studies, Cultural History, World History, Global and Transnational History, Popular Science in Sports

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
326 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230320819
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-31693-9

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