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Winning Ways: A Photohistory of American Women in Sports

by Sue Macy

Published by Henry Holt, 1996
217 pages
ISBN: 0-8050-4147-8

Age 11 and older

Sue Macy's exciting, inspiring history traces women's participation in both recreational and organized sports from the corseted croquet players and adventureous bicyclists of the 19th century to the many amateur, professional and recreational pursuits of thousands of women and girls today. Her narrative addresses the many changing beliefs about women's physical abilities over time, beliefs affected not only by a growing understanding of human physiology, but also by the very fact that there were women out doing the very things it was said they couldn't do! She also discusses how these changes were interconnected to women's changing socio-political status over time. A rich collection of black-and-white photographs of women athletes, a chronolgy of Firsts, Records and Other Noteworthy Events, and a list of organizations and other resources related to women and girls in sports, rounds out a unique and welcome book. CCBC categories: Historical People, Places and Events (MS; Feb 3)  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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