See also Sports and American Culture.
John Rickards Betts. America's Sporting Heritage, 1850-1950. Addison-Wesley. 1974. 428pp.
Gary L. Bloomfield. Duty, Honor, Victory: America's Athletes in World War II. Globe Pequot. 2004. 400pp.
Michael N. Danielson. Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press. 2001. 424pp.
Stephen Fox. Big Leagues: Professional Baseball, Football, and Basketball in National Memory. University of Nebraska Press. 1998. 508pp.
Elliott J. Gorn; Warren Jay Goldstein. A Brief History of American Sports. University of Illinois Press. 2004. 304pp.
Allen Guttmann. A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American Sports. UNC Press. 1988. 243pp.
Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.. American Sports Empire: How the Leagues Breed Success. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2003. 239pp.
Stephen R. Lowe. The Kid on the Sandlot: Congress and Professional Sports, 1910-1992. Popular Press. 1995. 176pp.
Patrick B. Miller. The Sporting World of the Modern South. University of Illinois Press. 2002. 355pp.
Michael Oriard. Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Culture. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 579pp.
S. W. Pope (editor). The New American Sport History: Recent Approaches and Perspectives. University of Illinois Press. 1997. 423pp.
Benjamin G. Rader. American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports. Prentice Hall. 2004. 373pp.
Randy Roberts; James S. Olson. Winning Is the Only Thing: Sports in America Since 1945. JHU Press. 1991. 272pp.
Nancy L. Struna. People of Prowess: Sport, Leisure, and Labor in Early Anglo-America. University of Illinois Press. 1996. 271pp.
Wiley Lee Umphlett. American Sport Culture: The Humanistic Dimensions. Bucknell University Press. 1985. 322pp.
David K. Wiggins (editor). Sport in America: From Wicked Amusement to National Obsession. Human Kinetics. 1995. 351pp.
Dave Zirin. What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States. Haymarket Books. 2005. 293pp.
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