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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Brian M Ingrassia
|Description:||xiii, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: The cultural cornerstone of the ivory tower --
1. Physical culture, discipline, and higher education in 1800s America --
2. Progressive era universities and football reform --
3. Psychologists : body, mind, and the creation of discipline --
4. Social scientists : making sport safe for a rational public --
5. Coaches : in the disciplinary arena --
6. Stadiums : between campus and culture --
7. Academic backlash in the post-World War I era --
Epilogue: A circus or a sideshow?
|Series Title:||Culture America.|
|Responsibility:||Brian M. Ingrassia.|
Offers the most incisive account to date of the origins of college football, tracing the sport's evolution from a gentlemen's pastime to a multi-million dollar enterprise that made athletics a permanent fixture on our nation's campuses and cemented college football's place in American culture.
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