A People's History of Sports in the United States

250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play

by David Zirin

A People's History of Sports in the United States

Hardcover, 302 pages, Perseus Distribution Services, List Price: $26.95 | purchase

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A People's History of Sports in the United States
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250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play
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David Zirin

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Offers insight into the role of politics, pop culture, and other influences on the nation's athletics, in a narrative account that places an emphasis on how race-related conflicts have had a significant impact on sporting events.

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