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Publisher:  Trafford ISBN-10:  AmericanSportandPhysicalEducationHistory(to1975)


ISBN-13:  97814269=06480

An edited anthology of articles about American sport and physical education history to 1975


 In addition to the general discussion of the present status of physical education and sport history as a sub-disciplinary area within the field, more specific justification should be provided for the publication of a book of readings in this area at present. One substantial reason is that the body of historical knowledge about physical education and sport needs to be supplemented.

Still further; much of the work already completed is not readily available in a suitable form (and at a reasonable price) for professional students. Nowhere is any publication is there a sampling of the historical endeavor of many of our better and established physical education and sport historians on this topic. In addition, an effort has been made to include some of the work of a number of our fine, but somewhat younger, historical scholars. Altogether twenty-five different historians of physical education and sport have their work represented in this volume.

The various selections are preceded by an essay outlining the social and educational foundations of United States history, although no effort has been made to specifically relate this essay to individual readings. There is also a brief “lead-in” to each of the essays (readings) which were included. The several appendices include an approach to the description, explanation, and evaluation of the historical role of sport in selected societies prepared by the Editor, as well as analyses of completed theses (more than 500 of them) and an excellent annotated bibliography of athletics in the United States.

The particular selections included cover the sweep of U. S. history, and they represent in many cases condensations of much longer investigations. Thus, this book includes the results of literally thousands of pages of historical writing. Of course, this does not mean that the reader would not learn more about the history of this field by referring to the original works. However, at least the particular work is being called to reader’s attention, and he or she will obtain some of the essence of the study. This person will be able, also, to follow through with a detailed investigation in detail through Doctoral Dissertation Abstracts and/or microfilm, the purchase of a xerographic copy from University Microfilm, or perhaps even inter-library loan.


Introduction: Historical Foundations: Social and Educational
Earle F. Zeigler, Ed. & Au.

1. Origins of Selected Contemporary Sports 43 Marvin H. Eyler, University of Maryland, College Park

2. Origins of Thirty-Three Sports 55 Asbury C. Moore, Jr., University of Illinois, UIUC

3. A Cultural History of Sport in Illinois, 1673-1820 71 Phyllis J. Hill, University of Illinois, UIUC

4. Mind and Body in American Thought during the Age of Jackson 81 John R. Betts, Boston College, MA

5. A Historical Study of the Concern of the Federal Government for the Physical Fitness of Non-age Youth with Reference to the Schools, 1790-1941 91 A. Gwendolyn Drew, Washington University, St. Louis

6. The Contribution of Labor Leaders to Physical Education 101 Arthur Weston, Brooklyn College of the CUNY

7. Nationalism in American Physical Education (1880-1920) 107 Harold J. VanderZwaag, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

8. German Turners in America: Their Role in Nineteenth Century Exercise Expression and Physical Education Legislatioo Robert Knight Barney, The Univ. of Western Ontario, London

9, Edward Hitchcock, M.D., Founder of Physical Education in the College Curriculum
J. Edmund Welch, West Virginia Institute of Technology, Montgomery

10. Dr. Dudley A. Sargent and the Harvard Summer School of Physical Education 131 Bruce L. Bennett. The Ohio State University, Columbus

11. A Brief Chronicle of Sport and Physical Activity for Women 140 Earle F. Zeigler, The University of Western Ontario, London

12. The Effect of Some Cultural Changes upon the Sports and Physical Education Activities of American Women, 1860-1960 Marianna Trekell, University of Illinois, UIUC

13. The History of Physical Education in Colleges for Women (U.S.A.) 166 Dorothy S. Ainsworth, Smith College, Northhampton, MA

14. A Brief History of Dance in Physical Education and Recreation 180 Earle F. Zeigler, The University of Western Ontario, London

15. Theodore Roosevelt’s Role in the 1905 Football Controversy
Guy Lewis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

16. A History of Relations between the N.C.A.A. and the A.A.U., 1905-1968 Arnold W. Flath, Oregon State University, Corvallis

17. The Growth of the Interscholastic Athletics Movement in the United States, 1890-1940
James A. Montgomery, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi

18. A History of Undergraduate Professional Preparation for Physical Education in the United States, 1861-1961
Earle F. Zeigler, The University of Western Ontario, London

19. A History of Professional Preparation in Physical Education in Selected Negro Colleges and Universities to 1958
Armstead A. Pierro, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

20. A Brief Descriptive History of Graduate Study in Physical Education in the United States to 1950 267 Earle F. Zeigler, The University of Western Ontario, London

21. A History of the Big Ten Body-of-Knowledge Project in Physical Education Earle F. Zeigler, The University of Western Ontario, London & King J. McCristal, University of Illinois, Urbana

22. A History of Physical Education in the Y.M.C.A.
Elmer L. Johnson, California State College at Fullerton

23. American Objectives of Physical Education from 1900 through 1957 Ford Hess, Humboldt State College, Arcata, California

24. The Ideas and Influence of McCloy, Nash, and Williams
Ellen W. Gerber, School of Physical Education, University of Massachusetts

25. Persistent Historical Problems of Physical Education and Sport Earle F. Zeigler, The University of Western Ontario, London

Epilogue: The Idea of Physical Education in Modern Times
Earle F. Zeigler, The University of Western Ontario, London

Appendix: The Historical Role of Sport in Selected Societies: An Approach to Description, Explanation, and Evaluation
Earle F. Zeigler, The University of Western Ontario, London

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