The disciplinary dimensions of nineteenth-century gymnastics for US women

  title={The disciplinary dimensions of nineteenth-century gymnastics for US women},
  author={A. Chisholm},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  pages={432 - 479}
  • A. Chisholm
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Sociology
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport
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