Sport in Britain

A Bibliography of Historical Publications, 1800-1988

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719025921

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 285

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British Sport

A Bibliography to 2000

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714652504

Category: Sports

Page: 164

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Volume one of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

British Sport: a Bibliography to 2000

Volume 1: Nationwide Histories

Author: Richard Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113528721X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

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Volume one of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

Sport in Urban England

Middlesbrough, 1870–1914

Author: Catherine Budd

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498529445

Category: History

Page: 312

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This book examines the largely unexplored social and cultural history of Middlesbrough and the leisure habits and opportunities of its people. It adds to existing studies of urban Britain and provides a specific study on the relationship between leisure and urbanization and industrialization. The book furthers understanding of urban sport and urban history by demonstrating how sport can be shaped by urban growth, whether directly or indirectly, and equally, how sport can also affect the way in which a town develops. This book shows how the study of sport in a particular setting provides another means of examining relationships between different social groups and within a large urban landscape. This book views the town’s sporting history alongside the development of Middlesbrough itself and within the context of the growth of sport in Britain more widely. Furthermore, as a study in urban history, this book addresses existing gaps in our knowledge of the development of towns and cities by examining the town’s sport. Through a detailed examination of local newspapers and archival sources, this book reveals the depth and diversity of the town’s sporting culture. In particular, it illustrates the role of the middle classes in the development of clubs, and the importance of class and social relations in determining an individual’s access to sport. As a consequence, the study also relates how the town’s working class populace was often excluded from the sporting culture, and shows the lack of sporting opportunities available to women. Amateurism is explored through the initial rejection of professional football, but the book also demonstrates the increased popularity of the professional game during this period. In addition, in view of Middlesbrough’s migrant population, the extent of football’s role in forming and reinforcing local and regional identities will be examined.

The Ball is Round

A Global History of Soccer

Author: David Goldblatt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594482960

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 974

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Published to coincide with the World Cup preliminaries, a comprehensive overview of soccer around the world traces the history of the world's most popular sport from its earliest origins to the present day, looking at the game in terms of its political, cultural, and social roles in countries around the world. Original.

The Working Class in England 1875-1914

Author: John Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317268792

Category: History

Page: 234

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First published in 1985. Too often aspects of working-class life have been treated as distinct and separate. The contributors to this volume are aware of the dangers of such atomisation and have attempted to bring together a collection of studies which add to our knowledge of life in that time. The examinations of family, health, work, leisure and criminal trends form the basis of this work, and suggest that the everyday lives and values of the working-class were even more varied, creative and complex than is generally believed. This title will be of interest to students of history.

Soccer and Society

South Wales, 1900-1939

Author: Martin Johnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 238

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In 1927, Welsh football reached a peak when Cardiff City beat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final. The game's popularity had grown at a notable rate in early 20th-century south Wales and, by 1939, football was an integral part of the region's popular culture.

The Leaguers

The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900-1939

Author: Matthew Taylor

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853236498

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Manchester United is the most recognized sports team in the world, with an audience of millions around the globe, surpassing even the New York Yankees. David Beckham's exploits—and marital woes—are known worldwide. The Football Association of England has become a multi-billion dollar industry. But how did English football become not only the defining sport of the nation but also one of the most successful sports in the world? With The Leaguers, football historian Matthew Taylor tells the story of the early days of professional football in England, revealing the distant origins of today's game. Making extensive use of archival materials from football clubs, unions, and associations, Taylor presents a compelling picture of football teams and players in the early days of the twentieth century, tracing the development of the system of professional teams from the hundreds of town, club, and school teams that dotted the countryside. The top tier of those teams comprised the Football League that by the 1920s was synonymous with the very idea of professional football in the minds of fans and sportswriters alike. The Leaguers illuminates the role played by the Football League—and by successful clubs in the League such as Arsenal and Aston Villa—as the rules, standards, and structure of the modern game were being codified. Taylor also considers the careers and influences of early players, including such well-known names as Billy Meredith, "Dixie" Dean, and Alex James. As football's popularity grew and sports media proliferated, players found themselves becoming national stars, their portraits on cigarette cards bought by fans throughout England. The first full-length history of the early days of the Football League, The Leaguers will be essential reading for football fans who want to know how their favorite sport grew from modest origins to the worldwide phenomenon that is English football today.

Association Football in Victorian England

A History of the Game from 1863 to 1900

Author: Philip Gibbons

Publisher: Upfront

ISBN: 9781844260355

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 473

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With the administrative skills of the likes of Charles Alcock, Francis Marindin, Arthur Kinnaird and William McGregor, Association Football grew to such an extent that it became an important part in the lives of both players and spectators as the century reached its end.

Football

The First Hundred Years : the Untold Story

Author: Adrian Harvey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415350190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 289

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The story of the creation of Britain's national game has often been told. According to the accepted wisdom, the refined football games created by English public schools in the 1860s subsequently became the sports of the masses. Football, The First Hundred Years, provides a revisionist history of the game, challenging previously widely-accepted beliefs. Harvey argues that established football history does not correspond with the facts. Football, as played by the 'masses' prior to the adoption of the public school codes is almost always portrayed as wild and barbaric. This view may require considerable modification in the light of Harvey's research. Football's First One Hundred Years provides a very detailed picture of the football played outside the confines of the public schools, revealing a culture that was every bit as sophisticated and influential as that found within their prestigious walls. Football, The First Hundred Years sets forth a completely revisionist thesis, offering a different perspective on almost every aspect of the established history of the formative years of the game. The book will be of great interest to sports historians and football enthusiasts alike.

The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

Author: Robert Edelman,Wayne Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199858926

Category: History

Page: 240

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Orwell was wrong. Sports are not "war without the shooting", nor are they "war by other means." To be sure sports have generated animosity throughout human history, but they also require rules to which the participants agree to abide before the contest. Among other things, those rules are supposed to limit violence, even death. More than anything else, sports have been a significant part of a historical "civilizing process." They are the opposite of war. As the historical profession has taken its cultural turn over the last few decades, scholars have turned their attention to subject once seen as marginal. As researchers have come to understand the centrality of the human body in human history, they have come to study this most corporeal of human activities. Taking early cues from physical educators and kinesiologists, historians have been exploring sports in all their forms in order to help us answer the most fundamental questions to which scholars have devoted their lives. We have now seen a veritable explosion excellent work on this subject, just as sports have assumed an even greater share of a globalizing world's cultural, political and economic space. Practiced by millions and watched by billions, sports provide an enormous share of content on the Internet. This volume combines the efforts of sports historians with essays by historians whose careers have been devoted to more traditional topics. We want to show how sports have evolved from ancient societies to the world we inhabit today. Our goal is to introduce those from outside this sub-field to this burgeoning body of scholarship. At the same time, we hope here to show those who may want to study sport with rigor and nuance how to embark on a rewarding journey and tackle profound matters that have affected and will affect all of humankind.

The Right College, 1991

Author: College Research Group of Concord Massac

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780137815197

Category: College choice

Page: 1680

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The brand-new, totally updated edition of the college guide covering every aspect of campus life. Complete profiles of the more than 1,500 accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, cover everything from admissions to prominent graduates to social events.

America, history and life

Author: American Bibliographical Center

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: N.A

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Scoring for Britain

International Football and International Politics, 1900-1939

Author: Peter J. Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135230307

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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This work studies the links between international football and politics in Britain between 1900 and 1939. It shows how the British government saw sport as an instrument of policy and cultural propaganda.

50 Years of Football 1895-1934

Author: Sir Frederick Wall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862231160

Category: Soccer

Page: 208

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Sir Frederick Wall was secretary of the Football Association from 1895 to 1934. He was one of football's founding fathers. First published in 1935, this book contains the personal memoirs of Wall, providing an important historical account of the world's favourite sport.