A Concise History of Sport in CanadaBook - 1989
In this, the first generalized history of sport in Canada, the authors draw on their own research to discuss such topics as sport in nineteenth century Montreal; sport as a diversion for the elite in nineteenth century Toronto; three early sport celebrities--Louis Rubenstein, Ned Hanlan, and Louis Cyr; sport and physical education in schools and universities and the several leaders in these fields who had great influence on organized sport; sport between the wars; sport and technological change; women in sports; sports journalism; Canada at the Olympic Games; and the federal government's involvement in sport. Intended as a core text for physical education students, this engrossing survey will also reveal a rich background of activity and accomplishment, the knowledge of which will enhance the enjoyment of sport enthusiasts.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Branch Call Number: 796.0971 C744
Characteristics: vi, 393 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.