By Christopher Love
Covering a time of significant social and technological switch, this heritage lines the improvement 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 ebook totally explores the hyperlinks among swimming and different points of English existence society together with type, schooling, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the activities amateur-professional divide.
Uniquely fascinated about swimming -often ignored in analytic activities histories- this is often the 1st research of its sort and may be an enormous 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