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Sports in North America (SportsDocs)

A Documentary History

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  • Volume 1 Part 1 Sports in the Colonial Era, 1618-1783 Edited by Thomas L. Altherr (Metropolitan State College). 1087 documents, 496 pages. 1996. Contents of Volume 1 Part I
  • Volume 1 Part 2 Sports in the New Republic, 1784-1820 Edited by Thomas L. Altherr (Metropolitan State College). 668 documents, 469 pages. 1996. Contents of Volume 1 Part II
  • Volume 2 Origins of Modern Sports, 1820-1840 Edited by Larry K. Menna (SUNY, Farmingdale). 145 documents, 420 pages. 1994. Contents of Volume 2
  • Volume 3 The Rise of Modern Sports, 1840-1860 Edited by George B. Kirsch (Manhattan College). 150 documents, 408 pages. 1992. Contents of Volume 3
  • Volume 4 Sports in War, Revival and Expansion, 1860-1880 Edited by George B. Kirsch (Manhattan College). 147 documents, 412 pages. 1995. Contents of Volume 4
  • Volume 5 Sports Organized, 1880-1900 Edited by Gerald R. Gems (North Central College). 253 documents 529 pages. 1996. Contents of Volume 5
  • Volume 6 Sports and Reform, 1900-1920 Edited by Steven A. Riess (Northeastern Illinois University). 276 documents, 516 pages. 1996. Contents of Volume 6

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Contents of Volume 4 (1860-1880)

Preface x

Introduction xi

CHAPTER 1 CULTURAL ISSUES

  1. Muscular Christianity 3
  2. The Brawnville Papers 4
  3. Women and Athletics 11
  4. Defining an Amateur Athlete 12

CHAPTER 2 AQUATICS

  1. Harvard-Oxford Race, 1869 19
  2. Editorial 23
  3. Rowing Association of American Colleges: Regatta, 1875 25
  4. Tyne Crew of Newcastle, England vs. Paris Crew of St. John, N.B., 1870 30
  5. National Association of Amateur Oarsmen, 1872 35
  6. Rules and Regulations for National Amateur Regatta, 1873 37
  7. Special Convention of the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen, 1876 39
  8. Edward Hanlan vs. Charles Courtney, 1878 39
  9. A Canadian Account of the Race 41
  10. Women and Swimming 45
  11. Female Competition in New York City, 1870 46
  12. International Swimming Match, 1875 46
  13. James Ashbury's Challenge for the America's Cup 49
  14. Announcement of the First America's Cup Challenge, 1870 51
  15. Letter from James Ashbury to the New York Clipper, August 9, 1870 52
  16. George L. Schuyler's Interpretation of the Original Deed 53
  17. Ashbury's Letters to the Members of the New York Yacht Club, 1871 57

CHAPTER 3 BASEBALL

  1. An Early System of Scoring Baseball Games 71
  2. Reminiscence of the Early Days of Baseball 74
  3. A Call for an Amateur National Association 77
  4. Formation of the First Professional League, 1871 78
  5. A Call for Reform of Professional Baseball, 1875 80
  6. Circular Letter, 1876 83
  7. Constitution and Rules of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, 1876 84
  8. The Canadian National Association, 1876 99

CHAPTER 4 BICYCLING

  1. The American Bicycler 101

CHAPTER 5 BLOOD (ANIMAL) SPORTS

  1. Editorial 108
  2. A Visit to New Jersey 108
  3. Great Cocking Contest 110
  4. The Roosters' Arena 113

CHAPTER 6 BOXING

  1. A Boxing Match in the West, 1869 115
  2. Jim Mace vs. Tom Allen, 1870 118
  3. Jim Mace vs. Joe Coburn, 1871 125
  4. An Exhibition in Montreal, 1877 130

CHAPTER 7 CRICKET

  1. Introduction 131
  2. The Tour of Twelve Gentlemen of England, 1872 138
  3. The Halifax Cricket Tournament, 1874 145
  4. Constitution of the Cricketers' Association of the United
  5. States 1878 154

CHAPTER 8 CROQUET

  1. The Rules of Croquet, 1869 159

CHAPTER 9 EQUESTRIANISM

  1. Introduction 170
  2. Saratoga Springs, 1863 175
  3. The American Jockey Club's Inauguration Meeting, 1866 178
  4. Editorial 180
  5. Inauguration Meeting at Pimlico Race Course, 1870 182
  6. The First Kentucky Derby, 1875 185
  7. Racing in California 187
  8. A Trotting Challenge, 1862 189
  9. Trotting Rules, 1870 197
  10. Smuggler vs. Goldsmith Maid, 1876 206

CHAPTER 10 FIELD SPORTS

  1. Introduction 211
  2. Constitution and Rules of the National Archery Association of the United States of America, 1879 213
  3. Rules of the Rhode Island Sportsman's Club for Trap Shooting 1872 217
  4. Letter Protesting Pigeon Shooting 218
  5. International Rifle Match: United States vs. Ireland, 1874 220

CHAPTER 11 FOOTBALL

  1. Introduction 227
  2. Football, 1864 231
  3. Rutgers vs. Princeton, 1869 233
  4. Other Views of the First Football Games 235
  5. Football at Harvard, 1873 237
  6. The First Intercollegiate Football Convention, 1873 238
  7. McGill vs. Harvard, May 15, 1874 238
  8. McGill vs. Harvard, October 23, 1874 240
  9. The First Intercollegiate Football League, 1876 241
  10. Intercollegiate Football Rules, 1879 243
  11. Intercollegiate Football Association: Rule Changes of 1880 248
  12. Princeton vs. Yale, 1880 249

CHAPTER 12 GYMNASTICS

  1. Dio Lewis and the New Gymnastics 255
  2. The Philadelphia Turnverein 264
  3. Gymnastic Competition 267
  4. Early Gymnastics at Harvard 272
  5. Dudley A. Sargent 273

CHAPTER 13 LACROSSE

  1. Introduction 282
  2. Cincinnati 284
  3. St. Louis 286
  4. Rules of Lacrosse, 1868 287
  5. Constitution of the National Lacrosse Association, 1868 291
  6. Dublin, Ireland 295
  7. Glasgow, Scotland 296
  8. Windsor, England 298
  9. Revised Rules of Lacrosse, 1879 300
  10. The State of Canadian Lacrosse, 1878 305
  11. Canadian Championship, 1880 306
  12. The First Lacrosse Tournament in the United States, 1878 307
  13. Amateur Lacrosse in the United States, 1879 309

CHAPTER 14 PUB SPORTS

  1. Billiards and the Family 313
  2. African-American Competition 314
  3. Revised Rules, 1879 316
  4. Bowling 320
  5. Quoits 322

CHAPTER 15 RACQUET SPORTS

  1. Badminton 326
  2. Lawn Tennis 327
  3. Rackets 331
  4. Editorial and Explanation of American Rackets 333

CHAPTER 16 TRACK AND FIELD

  1. Edward Payson Weston's Walk from Portland, Maine to Chicago, 1867 337
  2. Keraronwe vs. Deerfoot, Canada, 1870 341
  3. The Astley Belt Race, 1879 343
  4. Rules for the O'Leary and Astley Belts, 1879 348
  5. Female Pedestrians 350
  6. The Founding of the New York Athletic Club 351
  7. Rules for Athletic Meetings 353
  8. National Association of Amateur Athletes of America, 1879 358

CHAPTER 17 WINTER SPORTS

  1. Canadian Branch of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club 364
  2. Quebec Curling Club Challenge Cup, 1877 366
  3. An Early Newspaper Report, 1875 367
  4. Montreal Foot Ball Club vs. Victoria Skating Club, 1876 368
  5. Early Rules, 1877 370
  6. Programme of the Skating Congress, 1868 372
  7. Women's Skating 374
  8. American Skating Congress, 1871 375
  9. Skating in Montreal, 1876 377
  10. Snowshoe Racing 380
  11. An Indian Meet 384
  12. The Laws of Snow Shoe Racing, 1878 385

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Primary Sources 389
  2. Secondary Sources 393

Indexes

  1. Index of Names 403
  2. Index of Subjects 406
  3. Index of Institutions 409
  4. Index of Geographic and Place Names 412

 

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