PEOPLE OF PROWESS: Sport, Leisure, and Labor in Early Anglo-America
by Nancy L. Struna
University of Illinois Press, 1996
Paper: 978-0-252-06552-1 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02247-0
Library of Congress Classification GV583.S88 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.097309032

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Prowess--extraordinary skill and ability, especially in sports--has always been important to Americans, even in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Nancy L. Struna explores the significance, meaning, and structure of competitive matches and displays of physical prowess for both men and women in colonial culture. Engrossingly written for the general reader as well as sport and leisure historians, People of Prowess is a pioneering work that explores a rarely examined
area of colonial history and society.
 

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