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America in the 1960s and 1970s: Sports

Sports in the Cold War

The Use of Sports to Promote the American Way of Life During the Cold War: Cultural Propaganda, 1945-1963
Russ Crawford. Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 2008. Available?


Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America Since 1945
Randy Roberts and James S. Olson. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989. Available?
SportsWars: Athletes in the Age of Aquarius.
David Zang. Fayetteville, Ark., University of Arkansas Press, 2001. Available?


LA84 Digital Library Collection
Digital archive includes reports, oral histories, and articles on sport and Olympic Games history. Journals indexed include the College Football Historical Society Newsletter (1987-2009), Football Studies (1998-2006), the Journal of Olympic History (1992-2004), and the Journal of Sport History (1974-2010), as well as American Golfer (1908-1922), Baseball Magazine (1908-1920), and the Olympic Review (1901-2003).
The Baseball Index (TBI)
Index to over 250,000 documents, including books, articles, programs, pamphlets and other materials of interest to baseball fans and researchers. From the Bibliography Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

The Olympics

Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: The 1968 Olympic Protests and Their Aftermath
Douglas Hartmann. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2003. Available?
Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olylmpic Boycott, and the Cold War
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
The Political Olympics: Moscow, Afghanistan, and the 1980 U.S. Boycott
Derick L. Hulme. New York, Praeger, 1990. Available?
U.S. Participation in the 1980 Summer Olympic Games
Hearings and Markup before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, January 23 and February 4, 1980. Rutgers-restricted Access

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