By Christopher Love
Covering a time of serious social and technological swap, this historical past lines the advance of the 4 vintage aquatic disciplines of aggressive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its major specialize in racing. operating from the beginnings of municipal leisure swimming, the e-book absolutely explores the hyperlinks among swimming and different facets of English existence society together with type, schooling, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the activities amateur-professional divide.
Uniquely thinking about swimming -often overlooked in analytic activities histories- this can be the 1st examine of its variety and may be a tremendous landmark within the institution of swimming historical past as a subject of scholarly research.
This booklet used to be formerly released as a unique factor of the International magazine of the historical past of Sport.
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A Social History of Swimming in England, 1800 – 1918: Splashing in the Serpentine (Sport in the Global Society) by Christopher Love