Women and the Beginnings
of English America
Change and womens
Theme of change runs through the course
What were the catalysts for change?
Special circumstances in America?
Look for evidence to answer midterm essay
Continuing theme in American history
American dilemma problems with race
Americans take all the credit, and the
Only 5% of slaves to America went to the
United States of America (or 13 colonies)!
Most to South Ame
We would describe as a feminist, for her time
Not easily defined
Women pushing the limits as previously understood
Before mid-term, mostly emergencies, contingencies
and change (sometimes temporary
Women and the
Gender concepts and
Collins, Americas Women, p. 69)
women the main nurturers of the
Responsibility for raising children
Church yeah, Busin
History of American Women and
Gender in a Global Context
History of womens history
New field post-World War II
Previous belief that not enough materials
for a semester-long class
How to study womens
Lives of . .
The New in America
What was new?
Gender in the New Country
Collins: Discovering the Womans Country
Hats! Poor in Europe, in the US, women
could wear a hat
Reality of tough life
Immigration brought extra duties
Factory and domest
Women and the American
Womens version of the West?
Any equivalent in modern society?
Western America The unknown
New settlement/promise of settlement
Can one imagine?
Early History of College Football and
Football Crisis of 1905-6
Horse Feathers Marx Brothers
Sports and values
Intro to American
Sports History new field
Since World War II
Growth since 1980s
Political or diplomatic history more relevant
Disdain of popular culture
Lack of sources for early sports his
Baseball: Americas Game
Origins and origins myth
I think there are only three things America
will be known for 2,000 years from now when
they study this civilization: the Constitution,
jazz music and baseball.
Gerald Early 1952, American Author
Sports in Colonial America
Early sports not like modern
Sports as we know them are a recent
development (19th century)
Britain was the leader, not the United States
Amusements, leisure activities, recreations
Will see problems (impediments) in the
EARLY HISTORY OF
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Worlds Highest!
According to Forbes
Americans slow to adopt boxing
Late 18th and 19th century attitudes?
Was too British?
Complained of drinking, horse racin
Ty Cobb, The Black Sox,
and Babe Ruth
Baseball, Gambling, Ethnicity, and American Identity
in Early Twentieth-Century America
Best player Ty Cobb (before Babe Ruth?)
Could have been Joe Jackson
Good choice is Ty Cobb, Georgia Peach
Contrast with Jackie Robinson (was able to turn the other cheek!)
Born Cassius Clay
Father was sign painter, mother household domestic
12 years old, started boxing to punish whoever stole his bike!
RAGS TO RICHES
Slow start to todays billion-dollar
Final question league commissioner still see significant
problems in NFLs early years
Final essay question:
Situation You are the commissioner of a new sports league.
SPORTS IN THE NEW
Question for the next few classes:
what would American sports look like?
New World? (not Old World?)
Relate to question of American literature
Sydney Smith, Edinburgh Review: Who
reads an Ame