Rise of Sports in New Orleans. Dale A. Somers.

Rise of Sports in New Orleans

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Hardcover. xiv+ 320 pp. with bibliography, index. Fine (touch of faint foxing about the edges of the text block, in fine dust jacket. A treatment of a neglected aspect of American social life and important facet of Louisiana history, a study of a half-century (1850-1900) when sports moved from a minor to a major role in New Orleans play habits. The 1870s, 80s, and 90s saw the organization of clubs and teams by the dozens--bicycling clubs, tennis clubs, athletic clubs, rowing clubs, etc. Fine / fine. Item #E24500
ISBN: 0807100420

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