Sport and Society – Championship Weekend

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on June 11, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. In a matter of four days from June 7 through the 10th, several championship level sporting events were decided. Beginning…

Sport and Society – The NFL’s New Rule

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on June 2, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. I’ve been on the road over the past two weeks and have not been able to react to any of…

Sport and Society-Catching Up

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on May 10, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. By Richard C. Crepeau It has been several weeks since I have taken to the computer to attempt another of…

The Battle of the Century: Jack Johnson, Jim Jeffries, and Visions of Race War

Editor’s Note: Much has been written about the Johnson-Jeffries fight. The following post is an excerpt from Stephen Ayres’ undergraduate history thesis from the University College London (2014). It serves as a reminder of “the Battle of the Century” and demonstrates the potential of undergraduate sport history students to use their research to engage the public.…

Sport and Society–Winter Olympics Part 4

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on February 27, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. By Richard C. Crepeau Looking back over the Winter Olympics several events stand out and various aspects of the NBC…

Sport and Society–Winter Olympics Part 3

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on February 23, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. By Richard C. Crepeau The final two premier figure skating events of the Winter Olympics were held this week. They…

Sport and Society-The New Minnesota

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on February 7, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. By Richard C. Crepeau It is the “Bold North.” The “Frozen Tundra” has been jettisoned and the “Bold North” is…

Sport and Society-Super Bowl LII

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on February 2, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. By Richard C. Crepeau The calendar has turned over another year. The winter solstice has passed. The holiday season is…

Sport and Society-The Nassar Case

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on January 26, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. By Richard C. Crepeau The reaction to the statements made by victims at Larry Nassar’s trial has been dramatic…

Dancing Oriental: Performance & Culture in the Early 20th Century

By Aishwarya Ramachandran Postcolonial theorist Edward Said suggested that defining the West through history requires acknowledging the Orient and the special place it holds in the Western experience.[1] The concept of Orientalism, in particular, has accompanied the notion that “the East is a career,” and thus to be interested in the Orient was to have a…