The Resource Pedestrianism, Matthew Algeo, (ebook)

Pedestrianism, Matthew Algeo, (ebook)

Label
Pedestrianism
Title
Pedestrianism
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Algeo
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Language
eng
Summary
Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America's most popular spectator sport was not baseball, football, or horseracing it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest more than 500 miles. These walking matches were as talked about as the weather, the details reported in newspapers and telegraphed to fans from coast to coast. This long-forgotten sport, known as pedestrianism, spawned America's first celebrity athletes and opened doors for immigrants, African Americans, and women. However, along with the excitement came the inevitable scandals, charges of doping and insider gambling, and even a riot in 1879. Pedestrianism chronicles competitive walking's peculiar appeal and popularity, its rapid demise, and its enduring influence
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Midwest
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Algeo, Matthew
Dewey number
796.510973
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Walking
  • Spectators
Target audience
adult
Label
Pedestrianism, Matthew Algeo, (ebook)
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9781613744000
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11333542
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remote
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Label
Pedestrianism, Matthew Algeo, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613744000
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11333542
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11333542
System control number
MWT11333542
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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