Midterm 1 Study Guide- incomplete
The midterm will draw on the following major themes we have discussed so far during the course. As you study, please consider not only each individual theme, but also the ways in which these themes may be related to one another. Essay questions will be drawn from these themes, but may ask you to relate two or more of them within the same question. The best answers will synthesize thematic material we have discussed in lecture with specific details from both lecture and readings.
Colonial Recreation and Leisure: How did changing Anglo-American attitudes about work, labor, and leisure in the 1600s and 1700s shape the recreational practices of colonial America? What does Nancy Struna mean by the “leisure …show more content…
In what ways were sport, recreation, and leisure used as forms of public identity, self-definition, and image projection? The Sports Themselves: Have a working knowledge of the primary Anglo-American sport and recreational traditions which formed the basis of nineteenth-century American sports like prize fighting, horse and harness racing, stick-and-ball games, cockfighting and animal baiting, and others. What were the primary location(s) of sporting culture, and to what degree did they change or develop over time? What was the importance of taverns and saloons to sporting culture? Consider developments in sporting culture which made the location(s) of sporting culture more permanent, more prominent, and/or more commercialized. In what ways was sporting culture related to other consumer, recreation, and leisure cultures in the industrial city? How was it related to a culture of gambling? What were the purposes, other than material profit, of gambling on sporting events? To what degree did regional differences in attitudes about work, leisure, and labor persist into the first half of the nineteenth century? Be prepared to discuss significant figures in the early history of their sports, a few of whom appear in the ID section, below
The midterm will also ask you to identify, and briefly explain the importance of, a few people, places, things, events, or ideas of interest. These ID terms will be