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History: Golden Age of Sports

HST 096 WQ4 (CRN: 15529)

2 Credit Hours

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Winter Session Online Course: 12/26/17 - 1/12/18; Open to both CDE and Degree students; This course may or may not fulfill degree requirements for UVM students. Please consult with your Dean's Office if you have any questions about applicability of winter session courses toward graduation requirements.

Section Description

This course examines American sports, life, and culture in the 1920s, the era known as the "Golden Age of Sports." Sports gives us a unique lens through which to study the explosion of our country's mass consumer culture. Whether itis Babe Ruth's swatting of home runs, Gertrude Ederle's swims across the Channel, Bill Tilden and Helen Wills' domination the courts, Red Grange's streaks down the field or Jack Dempsey's triumphs in the ring, the decade of the 1920s has something for everyone. With sports as our guide we will explore the importance of technology and a booming economy, the painful divisions of race and class, the emergence of new sensibilities about gender and sexuality, and more.




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