How Boston Played: Sport, Recreation, And Community, 1856-1915 (Sports & Popular Culture)
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How Boston Played: Sport, Recreation, And Community, 1856-1915 (Sports & Popular Culture)

by Stephen Hardy (Author),
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Originally published in 1982, How Boston Played helps bring the study of sport within the broader scope of social history. Focusing on the fifty-year period following the Civil War, Stephen Hardy examines how Bostonians reacted to urban disorder by attempting to shape meaningful forms of community through the use and production of leisure. Whether consciously molding the city through the construction of public spaces or developing social ties through organizations such as athletic clubs, Bostonians of all classes participated in recreation-based community building, often at cross-purposes. Elite Bostonians, for instance, promoted the establishment of parks as a healthy alternative to unsavory activities, such as drinking and gambling, that
Book Specifications
ISBN-13 9781572332188
Language English
Binding Paper Back
Publisher Univ Tennessee Press
Publishing Date 2003-04-18
Product Edition 1
Total Pages 312