By Christopher Love
Covering a time of serious social and technological swap, this heritage strains 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 booklet totally explores the hyperlinks among swimming and different points of English existence society together with category, schooling, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the activities amateur-professional divide.
Uniquely taken with swimming -often overlooked in analytic activities histories- this is often the 1st examine of its type and may be an incredible landmark within the institution of swimming background as an issue of scholarly research.
This publication was once formerly released as a different factor of the International magazine of the heritage 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