HARVARD YALE BOAT RACE And the Coming of Sport to

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The Harvard Yale Boat Race 1852-1924: And the Coming of Sport to the American College

Thomas C. Mendenhall


When Harvard and Yale met for a rowing race on Lake Winnipesaukee in 1852, American intercollegiate sport was born. From its first informal days as a gentleman's competition to its later significance in the growth of organized college athletics, Thomas C. Mendenhall traces the Harvard-Yale Boat Race through its formative period. In the process Mendenhall takes a close look at how sport became an integral part of student life, and the ways in which the administrations of both universities shifted their athletic emphasis, from grudging toleration of competivie rowing to the acceptance of sport–epitomized by crew–as a defining element of the university identity

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Manufacturer Thomas C. Mendenhall

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