The Setting For Nineteenth Century Sports - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – The Setting For Nineteenth Century Sports PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 6c6ef6-Y2RmN



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

The Setting For Nineteenth Century Sports

Description:

... Improved communication Transportation Rising income Growth of cities ... Gymnastics Brought to New England area ... Mid 19th Century 40% of men ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:17
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 17
Provided by: WIS57
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: The Setting For Nineteenth Century Sports


1
The Setting For Nineteenth Century Sports
2
Baseball Craze
  • 1858- Baseball caused a big stir in New York
    City.
  • Brooklyn vs. New York in a best of 3
  • Admission was 50
  • cents a person and
  • 1,500 fans showed
  • up to the game.

3
The Commencement Baseball
  • Boys often played on empty city lots, town
    greens or local cow pastures.
  • The ball was often made on the spot. (Wool sock
    unraveled and put around a cork or bullet).
  • Kids played for fun,
  • with no fans watching.

4
  • Baseball soon went from a boys game to a mens
    competition.
  • Rooster fighting, animal baiting and horse racing
    continued, but baseball took off.

5
Change Taking Place
  • The following affected sports
  • Improved communication
  • Transportation
  • Rising income
  • Growth of cities

6
Transportation
  • Steamboats were huge in horseracing.
  • Railroads contributed to baseball a great deal.
  • Railroads were used up through the 1950s, until
    airplanes took the lead.

7
Timing
  • Mass production of watches allowed for scheduling
    of games.
  • Telegraph- gave scores of games.
  • Newspapers covered sports in 1800s. As literacy
    rates increased so did the selling of papers.

8
Middle Class Victorian Culture
  • Shared a common set of values, attitudes, and
    behaviors.
  • Class included farmers, merchants,
    professionals, independent craftsmen and small
    manufacturers.
  • Morals were high and people worked hard.

9
Sports
  • Were believed to
  • 1. encourage impulsiveness
  • 2. drinking
  • 3. gambling
  • 4. shouting

10
  • Fredrick W. Sawyer believed that every town and
    city in the nation should establish athletic
    institutes.
  • He felt this way because it was thought that it
    would help clean up the society.
  • Exercise was also believed to strengthen the body
    for work.

11
Gymnastics
  • Brought to New England area by the Germans.
  • The idea of sports in schools was not well
    received at first.

12
Change in Perspective
  • However, after the Civil War Victorians shifted
    their views. Physical contests were allowed if
    they were amateur sports and controlled.

13
An Oppositional Culture
  • The factory system changed the complexion of our
    society slowly but surely.
  • Apprenticeship became somewhat a thing of the
    past.
  • Men found themselves doing jobs that had no
    chance for advancement.

14
  • Introduction of the typewriter in the 1880s led
    to the replacement of men by young women.
  • Men turned to leisure activities, which provided
    excitement, fulfillment and a sense of belonging.

15
Mid 19th Century
  • 40 of men between ages 25-35 were unmarried.
  • Bachelors spent most of their time doing
    leisurely activities. (Billiard rooms, boxing
    rings, gambling, saloons and race tracks).

16
Abraham Lincoln
  • Did not drink.
  • While young and unmarried, he loved outdoor
    sports. Backcountry sports such as wrestling.
  • 6 foot 4 inches tall. Eight inches taller than
    his contemporaries.
About PowerShow.com