Working Americans 1880-2009
Volume X: Sports & Recreation
Working Americans 1880-2009 Volume X: Sports & Recreation focuses on the lighter side of life in America. Examining professional sports to amateur sports to leisure time and recreation, this interesting volume illustrates how Americans had fun from the Civil War to the present time.
Intriguing profiles in each decade-long chapter are supplemented with information on current events, community issues, pricing of the times and news articles to give the reader a broader understanding of what was happening in that individual’s world and how it shaped their life.
To further explore the life and times of these individuals, each chapter includes several other helpful elements:
- Historical Snapshots: Chronicles major events and milestones, allowing the reader to develop a broader understanding of the time period.
- Timelines: Defines the background and key events of a particular issue important to the time period.
- News Features: Excerpted from the local media, these thought-provoking articles put the issues affecting the family or individual in context.
- Selected Prices: Examines what things cost during the time period, to further enrich the reader’s understanding. Prices include food items, clothing, jewelry, tickets for leisure activities and so much more.
- Illustrations: Photographs, news clippings, advertisements, postcards, posters, quotes, songs and cartoons, add interest to each chapter and depth to the reader’s understanding of the world that the individual or family lived in.
Readers will be able to examine the growth of professional sports and how ticket prices changed over the years, look at what games were popular, find out how early Americans spent their leisure time and get and understanding of the importance of recreation in any time period.
Working Americans 1880-2012 Volume I: The Working Class, Second Edition
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume II: The Middle Class
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume III: The Upper Class
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume IV: Their Children
Working Americans 1880-2003 Volume V: Americans At War
Working Americans 1880-2005 Volume VI: Women at Work
Working Americans 1880-2006 Volume VII: Social Movements
Working Americans 1880-2007 Volume VIII: Immigrants
Working Americans 1770-1869 Volume IX: From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War
Working Americans 1880-2009 Volume X: Sports & Recration
Working Americans 1880-2010 Volume XI: Inventors & Entrepreneurs
Working Americans 1880-2011 Volume XII: Our History through Music
Working Americans 1880-2012 Volume XIII: Educators & Education
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