People of prowess : sport, leisure, and labor in early Anglo-America

Struna, Nancy L., 1950-

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  • Creator Nancy L. Struna
  • Format Books
  • Publication Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1996] ©1996
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • x, 271 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780252022470, 0252022475, 9780252065521, 0252065522
  • OCLC ocm33899114

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-258) and index.

Contents

  • Sport in the old world -- A grand scheme -- Change and persistence in colonial sporting life, 1620s-1670s -- Sports and colonial popular culture, 1680s-1730s -- Sport and rank making in the Chesapeake -- Mid-eighteenth-century sporting styles -- Taverns and sports -- Upper- and middle-rank "leisure" and sports -- Epilogue : people of prowess
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