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Introduction

Richard Holt

in Sport and the British

Published in print August 1990 | ISBN: 9780192852298
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670541 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852298.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Social History

Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the changes in the nature of sport in modern Britain since 1800. This book examines the attack on popular recreation during the first half of the 19th century and analyses how traditional sports survived this attack, and how new ones started to take shape. It investigates the influence of the changes in society, politics, and culture on British sport.

Keywords: sports; Britain; popular recreation; traditional sports; society; politics; culture

Chapter.  4255 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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