American History from 1865
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AH Notes 1/27 Leisure in America: -In the first century of American History most Americans spent the majority of their day doing Labor -Leisure: Seen as a bad thing prior to industrialization Simon Patten: Books: 1. Theory of prosperity 1902 2. The new basis of Civilization 1910 -Normal conditions of civilization=scarcity -Thrift, self-denial, restraint -Modern society can provide for wants AND needs Baseball: -First majorly leisurely pursuit -Becomes a national pastime during the civil war -Military in camp: young guys with nothing to do, so they start playing baseball -After the war these men bring baseball to all their hometowns –becomes national Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1869: -The best ppl that play baseball so they can make a living off of it World Series: -Two best leagues begin to play st -Boston Red Sox (American League) vs Pittsburgh pirates 1 World Series Negro Leagues: -First begins: There is NO segregation -Then the 80’s and 90’s they force black players out and give them their own league -Black ppl rise from Jackie Robinsons “death ft into the major leagues” Football: -It is a Northern sport, cold weather elitist sport -started in elitist colleges -Colleges were the upper class- 99% of the students were the elitist -Upper class college sport in the North East James Naismith, 1891: -Invented Basketball -Indoor sport when their shuttered by snowstorms -Jews dominated back then > Dominated by black today Boxing: -Un-respected sport for poor urban areas -During WW1 American Units would hold boxing matches: The need for hand to hand tournaments and physical capacity is of importance in the military -Compare to baseball the way it spread -Golden Era of boxing -Women have free time too -America now begins to look at the fitness of Women Sports: -Back then women weren’t allowed to do physical sports Luna Park, Coney Island, 1903: -Began with industrialization -First amusement park -Avg daily attendance: 90,000 Dance Halls & Movie theaters
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