DC Sports: The Nation's Capital at Play (Sport, Culture, and by Chris Elzey,David K. Wiggins PDF

By Chris Elzey,David K. Wiggins

ISBN-10: 1557286779

ISBN-13: 9781557286772

Washington, DC, is healthier recognized for its politics and monuments, yet recreation has constantly been a vital part of the town, and Washingtonians are one of the country’s so much avid activities fanatics. DC Sports gathers seventeen essays interpreting the historical past of activity within the nation’s capital, from turn-of-the-century venues corresponding to the White Lot, Griffith Stadium, and DC Memorial Stadium to Howard-Lincoln Thanksgiving Day soccer video games of the roaring twenties; from the wonderful season of the 1969 Washington Senators to the luck of Georgetown basketball in the course of the Nineteen Eighties. This assortment covers the sector, together with public activity, high-school athletics, intercollegiate athletics, specialist activities, activities journalism, and activities promotion.

A southern urban at center, Washington drew a robust colour line in each aspect of people’s lives. Race trained how game used to be performed, written approximately, and watched within the urban. In 1962, the Redskins grew to become the ultimate nationwide soccer League group to combine. that very same yr, a race revolt marred the city’s high-school championship video game in soccer. A iteration later, race as a topic resurfaced after Georgetown’s African American head trainer John Thompson Jr. led the Hoyas to nationwide prominence in basketball.

DC Sports takes a difficult examine how activities in a single urban has formed tradition and background, and the way tradition and heritage tell activities. This informative and interesting assortment will attract fanatics and scholars of activities and people attracted to the wealthy historical past of the nation’s capital.

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