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How Boston Played is a double delight. It chronicles the birth of Boston sports from early Redstockings games and college rowing regattas, to the exploits of the "Boston Strong Boy," John L. Sullivan. Looking beyond just sporting events, though, it seeks to uncover the sources of the mania for recreation that swept the Hub following the Civil War. As How Boston Played illustrates, the rise of sport is firmly entwined in both the city's development and, more importantly, in a people's search for community. Originally published by Northeastern University Press in 1982. With a new foreword by Mark Herlihy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. How Boston Played: Sport, Recreation, and Community 1865–1915
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. ii
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. v
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  1. Foreword to the Humanities Open Book Edition
  2. Mark Herlihy
  3. pp. vi-vii
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  1. Preface
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  3. pp. x-xiv
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  1. Contents
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. xvi-xiv
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  1. PART One: Setting the Scene
  1. 1. Introduction: The City & the Rise of Sport
  2. pp. 3-20
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  1. 2. Boston’s Search for Community
  2. pp. 21-40
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  1. 3. Vicious Amusements & Wholesome Recreations
  2. pp. 41-62
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  1. PART Two: Shaping the City Through Recreation and Sport
  1. 4. Parks for the People
  2. pp. 65-84
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  1. 5. Playgrounds for Children
  2. pp. 85-106
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  1. 6. Exercise & Sports for the Schools
  2. pp. 107-123
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  1. PART Three: New Forms of Community
  1. 7. The Fellowship of the Sporting Club
  2. pp. 126-146
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  1. 8. Bicycle Crazes
  2. pp. 147-167
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  1. 9. Some Heroes & Their Fans
  2. pp. 168-194
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  1. 10. A Parting Glimpse
  2. pp. 195-202
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 203-249
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 250-264
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 265-273
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781555538750
MARC Record
OCLC
1102420525
Pages
290
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-17
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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