Sports in Chicago

Sports in Chicago

by Elliott J. Gorn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252033175

ISBN-13: 9780252033179

Pub. Date: 08/04/2008

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Chicago has garnered national recognition by winning the World Series, the Super Bowl, and a string of titles in the National Basketball Association. But amateur sports also play a large role in the city's athletic traditions, especially in schools and youth leagues. In thirteen chapters, experts focus on multiple aspects of Chicago sports, including long looks at

Overview

Chicago has garnered national recognition by winning the World Series, the Super Bowl, and a string of titles in the National Basketball Association. But amateur sports also play a large role in the city's athletic traditions, especially in schools and youth leagues. In thirteen chapters, experts focus on multiple aspects of Chicago sports, including long looks at amateur boxing, the impact of gender and ethnicity in sports, the politics of horse racing and stadium building, the lasting scandal of the Black Sox, and the perpetual heartbreak of the Cubs. Well illustrated with forty photographs, this volume will help historians and sports fans alike appreciate the longstanding importance of sports in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252033179
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
08/04/2008
Series:
Sport and Society Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface   Elliott J. Gorn     vii
Sports and Identity in Chicago   Gerald Gems     1
The Rise of Early Chicago Soccer   Gabe Logan     19
Closing Down the Open City: The Demise of Boxing and Horse Racing in Chicago   Steven A. Riess     43
Jewish Women, Sports, and Chicago History   Linda J. Borish     62
Baseball Palace of the World: Commercial Recreation and the Building of Comiskey Park   Robin F. Bachin     78
Serbs, Sports, and Whiteness   Peter T. Alter     113
"A Dirty Rotten Shame": The Black Sox Scandal and American Culture   Daniel A. Nathan     128
The Plow That Broke the Midway: Bronko Nagurski   Timothy Spears     145
"An Inalienable Right to Play": African American Participation in the Catholic Youth Organization   Timothy B. Neary     164
An Athlete Dying Young: Kenny Hubbs, Memory, and the Chicago Cubs   Richard Kimball     197
The Social Logic of Boxing in Black Chicago: Toward a Sociology of Pugilism   Loic J. D. Wacquant     209
Recent Stadium Development Projects in Chicago: A Tale of Three Neighborhoods   Costas Spirou   Larry Bennett     252
Chicago Sports! You Shoulda' Been There: An Exhibition   John Russick     271
Epilogue: Where Hope Goes to Die   Elliott J. Gorn     291
Contributors     305
Index     309

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