By Chris Elzey,David K. Wiggins
A southern urban at middle, Washington drew a powerful colour line in each part of people’s lives. Race educated how recreation used to be performed, written approximately, and watched within the urban. In 1962, the Redskins turned the ultimate nationwide soccer League workforce to combine. that very same 12 months, a race rebel marred the city’s high-school championship video game in soccer. A iteration later, race as a subject matter resurfaced after Georgetown’s African American head trainer John Thompson Jr. led the Hoyas to nationwide prominence in basketball.
DC Sports takes a difficult examine how activities in a single urban has formed tradition and background, and the way tradition and background tell activities. This informative and fascinating assortment will attract lovers and scholars of activities and people attracted to the wealthy historical past of the nation’s capital.
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DC Sports: The Nation's Capital at Play (Sport, Culture, and Society) by Chris Elzey,David K. Wiggins