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Author Name    Somers, Dale A.

Title   The Rise of Sports in New Orleans, 1850-1900.

Publisher    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1972). First Edition.

Seller ID   qms652

Octavo, gold cloth (hardcover), xiv, 320 pp. FIne, in a Near-Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From jacket: During the nineteenth century New Orleans won and stoutly defended a reputation for amusement and dissipation that made it distinct among American cities. Exquisite cuisine, theaters, casinos, and private clubs attracted the affluent, while gambling dens, saloons, public ballrooms, cockfights, and ten-pin alleys drew the masses. In the antebellum period, organized sports were added to the nmerous diversions already available. A book on a neglected aspect of American social life, The Rise of Sports in New Orleans treats an important facet of Louisiana history and shows how the growth of cities contributed to the emergence of a leisure ethic. Professor Somers explains the reason for the rapidly growing interest in sports, their impact on the city's social and economic llife, and their effect upon race relations and the emancipation of women...

Price = 15.00 USD



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