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HIST/ANTH 264: Materiality and Spectacle in 19th C. U.S. (HC) Fall 2017

History/Anthropology 264: Materiality and Spectacle in 19th Century United States (Snyder) Fall 2017

Sport: Supplemental Readings

Kasson, John F. Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man: The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America, (New York : Hill and Wang), 2001.

Kalush, William, and Sloman, Larry, The Secret Life of Houdini : The Making of America’s First Superhero, (New york : Atria Books), 2006.

Brownell, Susan, ed., The 1904 Anthropology Days and Olympic Games : Sport, Race and American Imperialism, (Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press), 2008
4 chapters: “Brownell, Susan, “Introduction: Bodies before Boaz, Sport before the Laughter Left,”, p. 158; “Parezo, Nancy J. “A ‘Special Olympics: Testing Racial Strength and Endurance at the 1904 Louisianna Purchase Exposition,” p. 59 126; Peavy, Linda and Smith, Ursula, “Leav[ing] the White[s]... Far Behind Them,” p. 243 277; Kitroeff, Alexander, “Greece and the 1904 ‘American’ Games,” p, 301-323.

Series of primary source readings: “Striving for Success: African American Athletes in the Early Period of Jim Crow, 1865 1915,” in Wiggins, David K. and Miller, Patrick B., The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport, (Chicago : University of Chicago Press), 2003, p. 31-82.

Full treatment biography of: Ora Washington (tennis); Jimmy Winkfield (jockey), Marshall “Major” Taylor (bicycle), William Henry Lewis (football), Jack Johnson(boxing)

Resources in Haverford Special Collections

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