Shattering the Glass: The Remarkable History of Women's Basketball

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Over the past decade, women’s basketball has exploded onto the national sports scene. WNBA and NCAA television ratings have skyrocketed; movies, magazines, and clothing lines showcase female players. But as the authors of Shattering the Glass show, women’s basketball has a much longer history, reaching back over a century of struggle, liberation, and gutsy play.

Shattering the Glass offers a sweeping chronicle of women’s basketball in the United States, from its invention in the...

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Overview

Over the past decade, women’s basketball has exploded onto the national sports scene. WNBA and NCAA television ratings have skyrocketed; movies, magazines, and clothing lines showcase female players. But as the authors of Shattering the Glass show, women’s basketball has a much longer history, reaching back over a century of struggle, liberation, and gutsy play.

Shattering the Glass offers a sweeping chronicle of women’s basketball in the United States, from its invention in the late nineteenth century to its dominant position in sports today. Offering vivid portraits of forgotten heroes and contemporary stars, it also provides a broader perspective on the history of the sport, exploring its relationship to changing ideas of womanhood, efforts to expand women’s economic and political rights, and definitions of sexual equality.

Based on original interviews with players, coaches, administrators, broadcasters, and extensively illustrated, Shattering the Glass provides a moving, gritty view of the game on and off the court, and an empowering story of the generations of women who have shaped women’s basketball.

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"Carefully researched and enhanced with photos, notes, a bibliography and index. . . . A must . . . . Every library should own this book."
KLIATT

A must read for both scholars and laypersons interested in basketball, sport or women's history.

Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal

A remarkable look at the diversity and richness of this beautiful game.

Dawn Staley, three-time Olympic gold medalist

Filled with vivid characters and heart-stopping moments.

Jacqueline Dowd Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

[A]n indispensable resource for the sport played more than any other by women all over the world.

Bust

A must read for both scholars and laypersons interested in basketball, sport or women's history. . . . Difficult to put down.

Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565848221
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author


Pamela Grundy’s most recent book, Learning to Win, won the 2001 North American Society for Sport History Book Award. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Susan Shackelford has written on sports for the AP, the Miami Herald, the Charlotte Observer, and the Greensboro (N.C.) Daily News. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents


Note on Citation     ix
Introduction     1
Origins, 1892-1920
College Ladies on the Court     9
Grassroots Rise and Decline, 1920-1960
High School Girls Spur the Sport     37
Black Women Embrace the Game     61
Crowning National Champions     85
A Man's Game     109
Title IX and College Competition, 1960-1993
Keeping the Flame Alive     127
The Fight for Title IX     145
Growing Pains     171
Dazzling Moves, Spinning Wheels     193
The Big Time? 1993-2004
Marshaling Momentum     215
Conclusion: Shattering the Glass     247
Acknowledgments     259
National Champions     263
Notes     267
Bibliography     281
Index     291
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