Serving as a foundation for critical discussion about the importance of the past, Sport and Recreation in Canadian History covers the historical events, people, and moments that shape Canadian sport in the present and future.
This text is unique in its focus on grassroots competition and local sport history across the country-representing the masses rather than just national champions.
This approach encourages readers to think about sport history in their own local contexts and demonstrates how local sports have made Canadian sport what it is today. The editor, Dr. Carly Adams, and her 17 contributing experts from across Canada bring the latest research in all areas of Canadian sport history to life and present a thorough look at the nation's past events.
The text challenges the dominant narratives and encourages students to think critically about Canadian sport history.
It focuses on the entire country and on the influence that key moments in smaller regions had on the larger sport historical picture in Canada.
Each chapter provides a historical scaffolding that leads into philosophical discussions about the issues raised.
The content is compelling, effective, and accessible for readers. Sport and Recreation in Canadian History separates itself from its competitors by providing an abundance of pedagogical aids.
Sidebars highlighting prominent people provide glimpses of figures who made a significant impact on Canadian sport history.
Transformative Moment sidebars focus on significant events as they relate to specific themes, such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, or ability.
A comprehensive time line showcases where important events fell in relation to one another.
Examples of primary source documents-such as newspaper articles, photographs, and historical documents-are accompanied by explanations of how sport historians work with these documents. Sport and Recreation in Canadian History asks readers to think differently about the history of Canadian sport, and it examines how past people, moments, and events continue to shape 21st-century sport.