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Message of equality, individualism Moral concerns, but blood sport continued with mixing of classes in attendance Hunting for sport, not sustenance, begins
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Consumerism and Changing Patterns of Colonial Life Colonists obtaining more material goods: “Without intending to, the Great Awakening aligned religion with the consumer revolution” (Guarneri 86-87) Taxation by Britain threatened newfound wealth in colonies Leisure activities (e.g., taverns, parlors) became more stratified as some colonists strived for middle-class lifestyle
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The Enlightenment in America and Views of the Body John Locke (political philosophy) Isaac Newton (laws of nature) Intellectual and physical culture emphasized rational inquiry to investigate mind, body Physical education: a means for well-off to teach sons to fulfill prescribed gender roles, including physical activity – but not labor Universities emphasized physical activity
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Frontier and Backcountry Sport “Gouge and bite” – fighting in rural frontier backcountry Why this fighting? What did it mean to frontier men and women? Attacked as immoral and violent
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Women’s Active Recreation No rights, no educational opportunities, required chaperones Limited social leisure opportunities Walking, gardening, bathing, even horseback riding were acceptable for some Husking bees, quilting contests, etc., that championed domestic qualities As girls got older, their play diminished
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