American Work-Sport: A History of Competitions for Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Firemen and Others (eBOOK)


American Work-Sport: A History of Competitions for Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Firemen and Others
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File Format:PDF
Categories:Sports Books
Uploaded:2013-09-30 00:00:00 (2013)
Pages:240
Format:Paperback
Weight:336 g
ISBN:9780786467846
Overview:American Work-Sport: A History of Competitions for Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Firemen and Others - For more than a century the American farm, factory and frontier provided opportunities for physical workers to display their skill, win a bet, brag or perhaps just have some fun. Competitions that emphasized useful skills, like plowing, corn-husking, rock drilling, typesetting, and tree cutting, was common in the antebellum and post-Civil War periods, often drawing large crowds and the attention of sporting journals. For many years conventional American sports occurred in the workplace. This may help explain why the nicknames of so many prominent collegiate or professional sporting teams--Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Miners, Cowboys, Packers and Boilermakers--are also the occupations of 19th century worker-athletes. By examining the American experience with worker competitions, this book provides a new understanding of the interrelated nature of occupation and leisure.

This book is on page /47df93bdff6ee0e8dc5bc4a08409d9a8/book/1603725649-9780786467846. It was written by the following authors: Frank Zarnowski. Book American Work-Sport: A History of Competitions for Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Firemen and Others, which can be read online, published by the company: McFarland & CoInc. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2013-09-30 00:00:00. It has 240 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 336 g. File for download American Work-Sport: A History of Competitions for Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Firemen and Others has PDF format and is called american-work-sport-a-history-of-competitions-for-cornhuskers-lumberjacks-firemen-and-others.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our ilciancino.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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