FOUR CENTURIES OF SPORT IN AMERICA: 1490-1890
Author: Herbert Manchester, New Foreword by Paula Welch
Publisher: NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK, Jun 2001
The Evolution of various sports from necessity to leisure activity is explored in detail. 100 B/w illus; 288 pgs.
Football, lacrosse, hunting, fishing, bowling, ice skating, roller skating, tennis, sailing, crew, boxing, baseball and basketball. All are covered from their early beginnings to the turn of the twentieth century achievements. The evolution of various sports from necessity to leisure activity is explored in detail. First published by the Derrydale Press in 1931.
"Most striking are the prints: gorgeous reproductions...all contemporary with the periods they picture. But quite remarkable is the text: contemporary records, culled during 20 years of loving labor." ? Cleveland Press
"A real contribution to American history."? The Sportsman
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Herbert Manchester was a sportsman and historian in the early part of the twentieth century. He lived in New York City. Paula Welch is a sports historian at the University of Florida.