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Volume 38, Number 1, Spring 2011

Table of Contents

Forum Excellence in Basketball On and Off the Court

Three People, Three Journeys, Three Legacies

pp. 1-3

“Holding Court”: The Real Renaissance Contribution of John Isaacs

pp. 6-17

Harlem’s Unsung Hero: The Life and Legacy of Holcombe Rucker

pp. 19-36

“If It Doesn’t Play in Peoria…”

pp. 37-51


The Urban Brethren of the Broom: Curling in Nineteenth-Century America

pp. 53-73

“I Just Felt Like I Belonged to Them”: Women’s Industrial Softball, London, Ontario, 1923–1935

pp. 75-94

The Story of Benny “Kid” Paret: Cuban Boxers, the Cuban Revolution, and the U.S. Media, 1959–1962

pp. 95-113

Sources and Methods

The George Palmer Putnam Collection of the Amelia Earhart Papers

pp. 115-123

Film Museum, and Media Reviews

30 for 30 (review)

pp. 125-127

The U (2009)

pp. 128-130

The Band That Wouldn’t Die (review)

pp. 131-132

Muzejsko Memorijalni Centar Drazen Petrovic

pp. 133-134

Book Reviews

African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s Game (review)

pp. 135-136

Dixie Walker of the Dodgers: The People’s Choice (review)

pp. 137-139

The Sporting Life: Victorian Sports and Games (review)

pp. 139-140

Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball (review)

pp. 141-143

The Politics of Baseball: Essays on the Pastime and Power at Home and Abroad (review)

pp. 143-144

Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivals of the 20thCentury (review)

pp. 145-146

Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Historical and Media Contexts of Violence (review)

pp. 146-147

King of the Court: Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution (review)

pp. 147-148

The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance (review)

pp. 148-149

Shelby’s Folly: Jack Dempsey, Doc Kearns, and the Shakedown of a Montana Boomtown (review)

pp. 150-151

Silver Seasons and a New Frontier: The Story of the Rochester Red Wings (review)

pp. 152-153

Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations (review)

pp. 153-154

Bowled Over: Big-Time College Football from the Sixties to the BCS Era (review)

pp. 154-156

Femmes et hommes dans les sports de montagne: Au delà des différences (review)

pp. 157-158

Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France (review)

pp. 158-160

Routledge Companion to Sports History (review)

pp. 160-161

James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball (review)

pp. 162-163

Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don’t Play Baseball (review)

pp. 163-164

Rooney: A Sporting Life (review)

pp. 165-166

Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith (review)

pp. 167-168

1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York (review)

pp. 169-170

Chief Bender’s Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star (review)

pp. 170-171

Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices: A Reader (review)

pp. 172-173

The Strange Career of the Black Athlete: African Americans in Sport (review)

pp. 174-175

Rivals: Legendary Matchups That Made Sports History (review)

pp. 175-178

Book Notes

Book Notes

pp. 179-180

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