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American Work-Sports - a book by Zarnowski, Frank

American Work-Sports

A History of Competitions for Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Firemen and Others

American Work-Sports( )
Author: Zarnowski, Frank
ISBN:978-0-7864-6784-6
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

For more than a century the American farm, factory and frontier provided opportunities for physical workers to display their skill. Competitions that emphasised useful skills, like ploughing, corn-husking, rock drilling, typesetting, and tree cutting, was common in the antebellum and post-Civil War periods. By examining the American experience with worker competitions, this book provides a new understanding of the interrelated nature of occupation and leisure.

Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Sports & Recreation / History

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