New PDF release: American Work-Sports: A History of Competitions for

By Frank Zarnowski

ISBN-10: 0786467843

ISBN-13: 9780786467846

For greater than a century the yankee farm, manufacturing facility and frontier supplied possibilities for actual staff to exhibit their ability, win a big gamble, brag or even simply have a few enjoyable. Competitions that emphasised invaluable talents, like plowing, corn-husking, rock drilling, typesetting, and tree slicing, have been universal within the antebellum and post–Civil conflict classes, frequently drawing huge crowds and the eye of carrying journals.
for a few years traditional American activities happened within the place of work. this can support clarify why the nicknames of such a lot of fashionable collegiate or specialist carrying teams—Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Miners, Cowboys, Packers and Boilermakers—are additionally the occupations of nineteenth century worker-athletes.
by way of analyzing the yankee event with competitions between staff, this publication offers a brand new realizing of the interrelated nature of profession and leisure.

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