Four Centuries of Sport in America: 1490-1890


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Hardcover, 245 pages.

Remains one of the premier sources of early sports history. Herbert Manchester has assembled information on the early days of football, hunting, lacrosse, fishing, racing, tennis, baseball, basketball, and many other sports into a well-organized, easy to read volume.

Taken from original sources, including accounts from explorers, historical documents, as well as old newspaper and magazine articles, this book retraces the evolution of sport in America from its early forms among the Aztecs through the coming of Europeans to the new world and to the beginnings of sport's modern incarnations.

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