Sports in American History - B
HIST 0173 - B
Surveys the development of recreational and organized sports activities in the United States from the colonial period to the recent past. Students will examine the emergence of organized professional and amateur sports from 1850 onward in the context of industrialization, urbanization, and immigration. They will analyze the relationship of sport to American politics, the Civil Rights movement, economics, and labor history, and they will also study early and continuing struggles for racial justice and gender equity.