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

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

by Pamela Grundy, Susan Shackelford

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Overview

Reaching back over a century of struggle, liberation, and gutsy play, Shattering the Glass is a sweeping chronicle of women's basketball in the United States/Offering vivid portraits of forgotten heroes and contemporary stars, Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford provide a broad perspective on the history of the sport, exploring its close relationship to concepts of womanhood, race, and sexuality, and to efforts to expand women's rights.

Extensively illustrated and drawing on original interviews with players, coaches, administrators, and broadcasters. Shattering the Glass presents a moving, gritty view of the game on and off the court. It is both an insightful history and an empowering story of the generations of women who have shaped women's basketball.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565848221
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 606,682
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pamela Grundy is an independent scholar and author of the award-winning Learning to Win: Sports, Education, and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina (from the University of North Carolina Press). Susan Shackelford has written about sports for the Miami Herald and the Charlotte Observer and now runs a freelance writing and editing business. Both authors live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Susan Shackelford has written about sports for the Miami Herald and the Charlotte Observer and now runs a freelance writing and editing business. Both authors live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

A remarkable look at the diversity and richness of this beautiful game.—Dawn Staley, three-time Olympic gold medalist



This book is not only a fascinating historical look through the beginnings and growth of women's basketball—it also tells the stories of many of the inspiring women who laid the foundation to make this great game GREAT.—Anne Donovan, 2008 U.S. Olympic Team coach and former coach of the Seattle Storm



This nonstop romp through hoops history is not only lively storytelling but a fascinating window on race, gender, and class on and off the court.—Robert Lipsyte, novelist and former New York Times columnist



A lively, engaging story of a game whose history, surprisingly, is not one of continuous and increasing popularity but of advances and setbacks. . . . Fascinating.—Library Journal



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



A must read for anyone who loves the game. Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford introduce us to the women who opened the gymnasium doors for generations to come.—Rebecca Lobo, broadcaster and former All-American player



Shattering the Glass is an indispensable resource for the sport played more than any other by women all over the world.—BUST



Filled with vivid characters and heart-stopping moments, this sweeping, century-long story places women's sports at the heart of the fight for women's rights.—Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



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



You needn't be a hoops junkie to enjoy this engaging chronicle; the story of women's basketball reflects that of all female athletic endeavors over the past 100-some years—full of physical joy, political struggle and ultimate glory.—Ms.

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