Books also listed on the HIS 3310 Course Amazon webpage

Soccer

Baseball

  • Archetti, Eduardo. Masculinities: Football, Polo, and the Tango in Argentina. New York: Berg, 1999.
  • Bocketti, Gregg. The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016.
  • Elsey, Brenda. Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in 20th-Century Chile. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011.
  • Elsey, Brenda, and Joshua Nadel. Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019.
  • Gaffney, Christopher Thomas. Temples of the Earthbound Gods Stadiums in the Cultural Landscapes of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008.
  • Galeano, Eduardo. Soccer in Sun and Shadow. New York: Verso, 1999.
  • Goldblatt, David. Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil Through Soccer. New York: Nation Books, 2014.
  • Kittelson, Roger. The Country of Football: Soccer and the Making of Modern Brazil. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.
  • Lever, Janet. Soccer Madness. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
  • Magazine, Roger. Golden and Blue Like My Heart: Masculinity, Youth, and Power Among Soccer Fans in Mexico City. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2007.
  • Mason, Tony. Passion of the People?: Football in South America. New York: Verso, 1995.
  • Murray, Caitlin. The National Team (Updated and Expanded Edition): The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2019.
  • Nadel, Joshua H. Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014.
  • Powell, Robert Andrew. This Love Is Not For Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juárez. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2013.
  • Reck, Greg and Bruce Allen Dick. American Soccer: History, Culture, Class. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2015.
  • Rein, Raanan. Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentina. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014.
  • Bishop, William Carlson. Pinstripe Nation: The New York Yankees in American Culture. Knoxville: Univ Tennessee Press, 2018.
  • Burgos, Adrian. Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
  • Carter, Thomas F. The Quality of Home Runs: The Passion, Politics, and Language of Cuban Baseball. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
  • Cohen, Marilyn. No Girls in the Clubhouse: The Exclusion of Women from Baseball. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.
  • Elias, Robert. The Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold U.S. Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad. New York: The New Press, 2010.
  • Essington, Amy. The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
  • González Echevarría, Roberto. The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Klein, Alan M. Sugarball: The American Game, the Dominican Dream. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991.
  • Newman, Roberta J. Here’s the Pitch: The Amazing, True, New, and Improved Story of Baseball and Advertising. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.
  • Ross, Robert B. The Great Baseball Revolt: The Rise and Fall of the 1890 Players League. 1st edition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.
  • Ruck, Rob. Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012.
  • ———. The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic. Westport, CT: Meckler, 1991.
  • Shattuck, Debra A. Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers. Reprint edition. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017.
  • Smith, Averell “Ace.” The Pitcher and the Dictator: Satchel Paige’s Unlikely Season in the Dominican Republic. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
  • Swanson, Ryan A. When Baseball Went White: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Dreams of a National Pastime. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.

Football

Basketball

  • Bachynski, Kathleen. No Game for Boys to Play: The History of Youth Football and the Origins of a Public Health Crisis. 1 edition. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019.
  • Ingrassia, Brian M. The Rise of Gridiron University: Higher Education’s Uneasy Alliance with Big-Time Football. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015.
  • Luther, Jessica. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape. Brooklyn, New York: Edge of Sports, 2016.
  • Ruck, Rob. Tropic of Football: The Long and Perilous Journey of Samoans to the NFL. New York: The New Press, 2018.
  • Sumner, David E. Fumbled Call: The Bear Bryant-Wally Butts Football Scandal That Split the Supreme Court and Changed American Libel Law. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2018.
  • Aiello, Thomas. Dixieball: Race and Professional Basketball in the Deep South, 1947–1979. 1st Edition, Brian M. Ingrassia, ed. Knoxville: Univ Tennessee Press, 2019.
  • Carlson, Chad. Making March Madness: The Early Years of the NCAA, NIT, and College Basketball Championships, 1922-1951. 1 edition. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2017.
  • Miller, James W. Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017.
  • Ottaway, Amanda. The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
  • Stark, Douglas. When Basketball Was Jewish: Voices of Those Who Played the Game. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
  • Walker, J. Samuel, and Randy Roberts. The Road to Madness: How the 1973-1974 Season Transformed College Basketball. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

Olympics, Multiple Sports, Early History & Thematic Focus

Other Sports: Golf, Polo, Boxing, Softball, Tennis, etc.

  • Anderson, Daniel. The Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2017. [Race]
  • Cariou, Warren, et al. Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration. Robert Alexander Innes and Kim Anderson, eds. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015. [Race]
  • Cohen, Kenneth. They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2017. [Early History]
  • Edwards, Harry. The Revolt of the Black Athlete: 50th Anniversary Edition. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2018. [Race]
  • Forsyth, Janice, and Audrey Giles, eds. The Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013. [Race]
  • Grundy, Pamela. Learning to Win: Sports, Education, and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. [Children]
  • Hall, M. Ann. The Girl and the Game: A History of Women’s Sport in Canada. Peterborough, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2002. [Gender]
  • Kidd, Bruce. The Struggle for Canadian Sport. Buffalo, NY: University of Toronto Press, 1996. [Multi-sport]
  • Leonard, David J. Playing While White: Privilege and Power on and off the Field. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017. [Race]
  • Levine, Peter. Ellis Island to Ebbets Field: Sport and the American Jewish Experience. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. [Ethnicity]
  • Lindaman, Matthew. Fit for America: Major John L. Griffith and the Quest for Athletics and Fitness. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2018. [Multi-sport]
  • Miller, Patrick B., ed. The Sporting World of Modern South. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002. [Multi-sport]
  • Nicholson, James C. 1968: A Pivotal Moment in American Sports. Brian M. Ingrassia, ed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2019. [Multi-sport]
  • Osmond, Gary, and Murray G. Phillips, eds. Sport History in the Digital Era. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. [Methodology]
  • Sheinin, David M.K., ed. Sports Culture in Latin American History. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. [Multi-sport]
  • Sotomayor, Antonio. The Sovereign Colony: Olympic Sport, National Identity, and International Politics in Puerto Rico. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. [Ethnicity / Multi-sport]
  • Swanson, Ryan. The Strenuous Life: Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of the American Athlete. New York: Diversion Books, 2019. [Early History]
  • Wiggins, David K. More Than a Game: A History of the African American Experience in Sport. The African American Experience. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018. [Race]
  • Witherspoon, Kevin B. Before the Eyes of the World: Mexico and the 1968 Olympic Games. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2014. [Multi-sport]
  • Adams, Mary Louise. Artistic Impressions: Figure Skating, Masculinity, and the Limits of Sport. Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2011.
  • Archetti, Eduardo. Masculinities: Football, Polo, and the Tango in Argentina. New York: Berg, 1999.
  • Brown, Jen Corrinne. Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.
  • Demas, Lane. Game of Privilege: An African American History of Golf. 1 edition. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  • Downey, Allan. The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood. Reprint edition. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2018.
  • Gilles, Roger. Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing. First Edition edition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
  • Guroff, Margaret. The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life. Reprint edition. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018.
  • Hatton, C. Nathan. Thrashing Seasons: Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2016.
  • Kelly, Jennifer S., and Steve Haskin. Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2019.
  • Laffaye, Horace A. Polo in the United States: A History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.
  • Laffaye, Horace A., and Foreword by Chris Ashton. Polo in Argentina: A History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014.
  • Moore, Louis. I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915. 1 edition. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017.
  • Roberts, Randy, and Johnny Smith. Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Reprint edition. New York: Basic Books, 2016.
  • Sowell, David. The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America’s Golf Classic. Third edition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.
  • Thayer, Gwyneth Anne. Going to the Dogs: Greyhound Racing, Animal Activism, and American Popular Culture. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2013.
  • Westly, Erica. Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the Game. Reprint edition. New York: Touchstone, 2017.