1878-1899: Sports and Recreation: Publications
1878-1899: Sports and Recreation: Publications
G. Mercer Adam, Sandow on Physical Training (New York: J. Selwin Tait, 1894)—a critique of current physical regimens and sports;
Phineas T. Barnum, Struggles and Triumphs: or, Forty Years’ Recollections of P. T Barnum (Hartford, Conn.: J. B. Burr, 1869)—a self-serving account with many amusing stories;
Joel Benton, Life of Hon. Phineas T Barnum (Philadelphia: Edgewood, 1891)—a routine biography of a larger-than-life showman;
Walter Camp and Lorin F. Deland, Football (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1896)—a coaching guide by the father of American football;
Henry Chadwick, The Art of Base Ball Batting (New York & Chicago: A.G. Spalding & Brothers, 1885);
Chadwick, The Game of Chess (New York: American Sports Publishing, 1895)—a work designed for novices, with diagrams, explanations of selected problems, rules and technical terms;
F. W. Eldredge, Camden, South Carolina, as a Winter Resort (New York: Mook Brothers, 1880’s)—a travel guide detailing field sports, fox hunting, and the luxuries of the Hobkirk Inn;
Frederick W. Janssen, History of American Athletics (New York: Charles R. Bourne, 1885)—a popular history of sports and their major figures;
Austin Fleeming Jenkin, Gymnastics (New York: F. A. Stokes, 1891)—one of the more reliable coaching guides on the sport;
Louis F. Liesching, Through Peril to Fortune; A Story and Adventure by Land and Sea (London Oc New York: Cassell, 1880)—an illustrated narrative for young readers with a sports theme;
Richard A. Proctor, Half-Hours with the Telescope (London: Longmans, Green, 1896)—a popular guide to the use of the telescope as a means of amusement and instruction;
The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World’s Columbian Exposition, edited by Ida B. Wells (Chicago: Ida B. Wells, 1893)—Frederick Douglass wrote the introduction to this collection of essays by Wells. The focus is on race relations rather than the racial situation at the 1893 fair;
Matthew Scott, Autobiography of Matthew Scott, Jumbo’s Keeper (Bridgeport, Conn.: Trows Printing and Bookbinding, 1885)—an amusing book with various stories about Jumbo;
John L. Sullivan, Life and Reminiscences of a 19th Century Gladiator (Boston: Jas. A. Hearn, 1892)—the boxing legend’s autobiography that includes reports on his physical condition and measurements;
Benjamin C. Truman, History of the World’s Fair: Being a Complete and Authentic Description of the Columbian Exposition from Its Inception (Philadelphia: H. W. Kelley, 1893)—a lavishly illustrated book with articles by prominent individuals connected with the exposition;
John H. Vincent, The Chautauqua Movement (Boston: Chautauqua Press, 1886)—a valuable account by the movement’s founder;
Helen Cody Wetmore, Last of the Great Scouts: The Life Story of Col. William R Cody, “Buffalo Bill” (Duluth, Minn.: Duluth Press, 1899)—a narrative by Cody’s sister.
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