HPE 150




All articles dated before 1988 are on reserve at the fieldhouse.

*Also in Steven Riess, Ed., The American Sporting Experience


WEEK 1:  CHAPTER 1:  plus any two of the following:


1.                  Thomas Henricks, “Sport and Social Hierarchy in Medieval England”, Journal of Sport History, 9:2 (Summer 1982):  20-36.


2.                  Dennis Brailsford, “Puritanism and Sport in Seventeenth Century England,” Stadion, 1:2 (1975):  316-330.


3.                  J. Thomas Jable, “The English Puritans – Suppressors of Sport and Amusement?”


4.                  Dennis Brailsford, “Sporting Days in Eighteenth Century England,” Journal of Sport History, 9:3 (Winter 1982): 42-55.


1.                  Dennis Brailsford, “1787:  An Eighteenth Century Sporting Year,” Research Quarterly, 55:3 (1984):  217-230.


2.                  Dennis Brailsford, “Morals and Maulers:  The Ethics of Early Pugilism,” Journal of Sport History, 12:2 (Summer 1985): 126-142.


WEEK 2:  CHAPTER 2:  plus any two of the following:


*1.         Timothy Breen, “Horses and Gentlemen:  The Cultural Significance of Gambling Among the Gentry of Virginia,” William & Mary Quarterly, 34 (April 1977): 329-347.


*2.         Nancy Struna, “Puritans and Sport: The Irretrievable Tide of Change,” Journal of Sport History, 4:1 (Spring 1977): 1-21.


3.         Thomas Jable, “Pennsylvania’s Early Blue Laws:  A Quaker Experiment in the Suppression of Sport and Amusements, 1682-1740”.  Journal of Sport History, 1:2 (Nov. 1974), 107-121.


4.         David Bradley, “The Happiness of the Long Distance Runner”.


5.                  Joan S. Hult, “The Philosophical Conflicts in Men’s and Women’s Collegiate       Athletics,” Quest, 32:1 (1980):  77-94.


6.                  Michael Zuckerman, “Pilgrims in the Wilderness:  Community, Modernity, and           Maypole at Merry Mount,” New England Quarterly, 50:2 (June 1977):  255-277.



WEEK 3:  Personal History Due.  Chapter 3, plus two of the following:


*1.       John R. Betts, “Mind and Body in Early American Thought,” Journal of American History, 54 (March 1968):  787-805.


2.                Jack W. Berryman, “Sport, Health and the Rural-Urban Conflict:  Baltimore and John Stuart Skinner’s American Farmer, 1819-1929,” Conspectus of History, 1:8 (1982): 43-61.


3.                Guy Lewis, “The Muscular Christianity Movement," Journal of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, (May 1966): 27-29.


4.                Peter Levine, “The Promise of Sport in Antebellum America,” Journal of American Culture, 623-634.


5.                Roberta J. Park, “Embodied Selves:  The Rise and Development of Concern for Physical Education, Active Games and Recreation for American Women, 1776-1865,” Journal of Sport History, 5:2 (Summer 1978): 5-39.


6.                James C. Whorton, “Christian Physiology:  William Alcott’s Prescription for the Millennium,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 49:4 (Winter 1975):  466-481.


7.                Joan Paul, “The Health Reformers:  George Barker Windship and Boston’s Strength Seekers,” Journal of Sport History, 10:3 (Winter 1983):  41-57.


8.                Nancy Struna, “The North-South Races:  American Thoroughbred Racing in Transition, 1823-1850,” Journal of Sport History, 8:2 (Summer 1981).


9.                David K. Wiggins, “Good Times on the Old Plantation:  Popular Recreations of the Black Slave in the Antebellum South, 1810-1860”.


10.            David K. Wiggins, “Sport and Popular Pastimes: Shadow of the Slavequarter,” Canadian Journal of the History of Sport, 11 (May 1980):  61-88.


11.            Linda J. Borish, “A Fair, Without the Fair, is No Fair at All:  Women at the New England Agricultural Fair in the Mid-Nineteenth Century,” Journal of Sport History 24:2 (Summer 1997), 155-176.







WEEK 4:  Chapter 4, plus two of the following:


1.                  Frederic L. Paxson, “The Rise of Sport,” The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, 4 (Sept. 1917) 144-168.


2.                  Melvin L. Adelman, “The First Modern Sport in America: Harness Racing in New York City, 1825-1870,” Journal of Sport History, 8:1 (Spring 1981): 5-32.


3.                  Stephen Freedman, “The Baseball Fad in Chicago, 1865-1870:  An Exploration of the Role of Sport in the Nineteenth Century City,” Journal of Sport History, 5:2 (Summer 1978): 42-64.


4.                  Jon Sterngass, “Cheating, Gender Roles, and the Nineteenth Century Croquet Craze,” Journal of Sport History, 25:3 (Fall 1998), 398-418.


5.                  Guy Lewis, “America’s First Intercollegiate Sport: the Regattas from 1852 to 1875,” Research Quarterly, 38:4 (1966):  637-648.


6.                  Melvin Adelman, “The Early Years of Baseball,” from A Sporting Time, Chapter 6.


7.                  Gunars Cazers and Glenn A. Miller, “The German Connection to American Physical Education,” JOPERD, 71:6 (August 2000), 44-48.




            Chapter 5, plus two of the following:


1.                  David L. Westby and Allen Sack, “The Commercialization and Functional Rationalization of College Football,” Journal of Higher Education, 157:6 (Nov/Dec 1976):  625-646.


2.                  Ronald A. Smith, “The Historic Amateur – Professional Dilemma in American College Sport,” British Journal of Sports History, 2 (Dec. 1985) 221-231.


3.                  Joanna Davenport, “The Eastern Legacy:  The Early History of Physical Education for Women,” Quest, 32:2 (1980) 226-236.


4.                  Peter J. Wosh, “Sound Minds and Unsound Bodies:  Massachusetts Schools and Mandatory Physical Training,” New England Quarterly, 55 (March 1982):  39-60.


5.                  “The Normal Schools”, Journal of Physical Education, Rec. and Dance (March 1994) 25-56.


6.                  Wilma J. Pesavento, “Sport and Recreation in the Pullman Experiment, 1880-1900,” Journal of Sport History, 9:2 (Summer 1982): 38-62.



WEEK 6:  REQUIRED – Three of the following:


1.                  Roy Rosenzweig, “The Struggle Over Recreational Space:  The Development of Parks and Playgrounds,” from Eight Hours for What We Will, Chapter 5.


2.                  Peter Levine, “Touching Bases Around the World:  The Social Promise of Sport,” from A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball, 1985, Chapter 6.


3.                  E. Anthony Rotundo, “Body and Soul:  Changing Ideals of American Middle Class – Manhood, 1770-1920,” Journal of Social History, 16 (Summer 1983): 23-38.


4.                  Don Mrozek, “From ‘Swooning Damsel’ to Sportswomen – the Role of Women as a Constituency in Sport,” from Sport and American Mentality, 1880-1910, 1983, Chapter 5.


5.                  J. Willis and R. Wettan, “Social Stratification in New York City Athletic Clubs, 1865-1919”.


6.                  Mary Lou Squires, “Sport and the Cult of ‘True Womanhood’:  A Paradox at the Turn of the Century,” in Reet Howell, ed., Her Story in Sport, Chapter 8.


7.                  William Gudelunas and Stephen R. Couch, “The Stolen Championship of the Pottsville Maroons:  A Case Study in the Emergence of Modern Professional Football,” Journal of Sport History, 9:1 (Spring 1982):  53-64.


8.                  J. Thomas Jable, “Sunday Sport Comes to Pennsylvania:  Professional Baseball and Football Triumph Over the Commonwealth’s Archaic Blue Laws, 1919-1933,” Research Quarterly, (Oct. 1976):  357-365.


WEEK 7:  Chapter 6, plus two of the following:


1.                  Hal A. Lawson and Alan G. Ingham, “Conflicting Ideologies Concerning the University and Intercollegiate Athletics:  Harper and Hutchins at Chicago, 1892-1940,” Journal of Sport History, 7:3 (Winter 1980):  37-67.


2.                  Mary Lou Remley, “Women and Competitive Athletics,” The Maryland Historian, 89-94.


3.                  Jon M. Kingsdale, “The ‘Poor Man’s Club’:  Social Functions of the Urban Working Class Saloon,” American Quarterly, 25 (Oct. 1973):  472-489.


4.                  Steven Gelber, “Working at Playing:  The Culture of the Workplace and the Rise of Baseball,” Journal of Social History, 16 (Summer 1983):  3-21.



WEEK 8:  Chapter 7, plus two of the following:


1.                  Steven A. Reiss, “Professional Baseball and Social Mobility,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 11:2 (Autumn 1980):  235-250.


2.                  Peter Levine, “A.G. Spalding and Brothers:  The Business of Sport,” from A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball, Chapter 5.


3.                  Elihu Lowenfish, “A Tale of Many Cities:  The Westward Expansion of Major League Baseball in the 1950’s,” Journal of the West, 17 (July 1978):  71-82.



WEEK 9:  Chapter 8, plus one of the following:


1.                  Carolyn Marvin, “Avery Brundage and American Participation in the 1936 Olympic Games,” American Studies, 16:1, 81-106.


2.                  Philip K. Shinnick, “Progressive Resistance to Nationalism and the 1980 Boycott of the Moscow Olympics,” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 6:2 (Fall/Winter 1982):  13-21.


3.                  Mary Leigh, “Pierre de Coubertin:  A Man of His Time,” Quest, 19-24.



WEEK 10:  FINAL EXAM, REVIEW, plus one of the following:


1.                  Elliott J. Gorn, “Gouge and Bite, Pull Hair and Scratch:  The Social Significance of Fighting in the Southern Backcountry,” American Historical Review 90 (Feb. 1985):  18-43.


2.                  Benjamin G. Rader, “The Quest for Subcommunities and the Rise of American Sport,” American Quarterly, 29:4 (Fall 1977):  355-369.


3.                  Dominic J. Capeci and Martha Wilkerson, “Multifarious Hero:  Joe Louis, American Society and Race Relations During World Crisis, 1935-1945,” Journal of Sport History, 10:3 (Winter 1983) 5-25.