The Tented Field: A History of Cricket in America (Paperback)

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The Tented Field: A History of Cricket in America (Paperback)

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Tom Melville presents a well-documented history of cricket playing in America, focusing on its period of growth in the 1840s and its periodic revivals. Cricket failed to take on, or resisted, an American identity, but the sport had considerable appeal both as a sport and as an activity that fostered sportsmanship, control, public manners, and decorum. Cricket found acceptance mainly in the upper class but also appealed to working-class people.
Product Details ISBN: 9780879727703
ISBN-10: 0879727705
Publisher: Popular Press 1
Publication Date: January 1st, 1998
Pages: 288
Language: English