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More Than Just a Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945 (Columbia Histories of Modern American Life)


More Than Just a Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945 (Columbia Histories of Modern American Life)

More Than Just a Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945 (Columbia Histories of Modern American Life)
More Than Just a Game tracks the explosion of the sports industry in the United States since 1945 and how it has shaped class, racial, gender, and national identities. By examining both professional and intercollegiate sports such as baseball, football, basketball, golf, tennis, and stock car racing, Kathryn Jay looks at the impact of packaging, salary, hype, corporate sponsorship, drug use, and the presence of women and African American players. Jay also considers the persistent belief that sp