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  • ISBN-13: 9780252070365
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Sport and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Transformation of Southern Sport: Gender, Class, and Some Meanings of Modernity
1 The Manly, the Moral, and the Proficient: College Sport in the New South 17
2 Baseball, the Lost Cause, and the New South in Richmond, Virginia 52
3 "Dear Sisters" and "Hated Rivals": Athletics and Gender at Two New South Women's Colleges, 1893-1920 81
4 Turning the Tide: College Football and Southern Progressivism 101
Pt. 2 Race Relations and Southern Sport: Athletics "Behind the Veil" and the Process of Desegregation
5 To "Bring the Race Along Rapidly": Sport, Student Culture, and Educational Mission at Historically Black Colleges during the Interwar Years 129
6 "We Were Ladies, We Just Played Like Boys": African American Women and Competitive Basketball at Bennett College, 1928-42 153
7 Integrating New Year's Day: The Racial Politics of College Bowl Games in the American South 175
8 Baseball's Reluctant Challenge: Desegregating Major League Spring Training Sites, 1961-64 200
9 "Something More Than the Game Will Be Lost": The 1963 Mississippi State Basketball Controversy and the Repeal of the Unwritten Law 219
Pt. 3 Myths, Symbols, and Stereotypes in Southern Sport: The Shaping of a Regional Identity
10 An Atheist in Alabama Is Someone Who Doesn't Believe in Bear Bryant: A Symbol for an Embattled South 247
11 "The Tennessee Test of Manhood": Professional Wrestling and Southern Cultural Stereotypes 276
12 The King, the Young Prince, and the Last Confederate Soldier: NASCAR on the Cusp 294
13 Manhood, Memory, and White Men's Sports in the American South 326
Contributors 343
Index 347
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