Sport, gender and society in a transatlantic Victorian perspective

@article{Park1985SportGA,
  title={Sport, gender and society in a transatlantic Victorian perspective},
  author={Roberta J. Park},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  year={1985},
  volume={24},
  pages={1570 - 1603}
}
  • R. Park
  • Published 1 May 1985
  • Education, History
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport
Following the America Civil War (1861–1865) organized sport became a major vehicle for defining and acting out gender roles. This was especially so with regard to the middle class – a considerably broader category than was the case in Great Britain, the nation from which Americans derived many of their sporting practices. Much of what Americans read also was either of English origin or patterned after that country's journals and books. Tom Brown's Schooldays sold more copies than any book… 

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