SPORTS IN AMERICA: FROM PLAY TO PROFIT (REMOTE)

Instructor(s)
John Grabowski
Krieger Mueller Associate Professor of Applied History, CWRU
Location
Online
Date
Wednesdays, March 22–April 26
Time
1:30–3:30 p.m. ET

Today sports are omnipresent in American life (as well as around the world). They are a multi-billion-dollar industry and the stars of many sports have become social and political influencers. How did this happen? How did “games” become a business? Why do we still remember Babe Ruth, but forget Calvin Coolidge? This course will trace the history of sports in America from their colonial origins to the present. It will examine the evolution of a number of different sports and show how each reflected and influenced American life at a particular time. It will delve deeply into the role that sports have played in race and gender equality. Overall, this course will argue that sports are not only an important aspect of American history, but a valuable tool for understanding the history of the nation. Ready to play ball?
 

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$80
Nonmember Cost
$85

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This course is part of the Senior Scholars program.