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Wartime basketball : the emergence of a national sport during World War II / Douglas Stark.

By: Stark, Douglas (Douglas Andrew), 1972- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803286917; 0803286910; 9780803286931; 0803286937.Subject(s): Basketball and war -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 796.323097309044 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: A new game -- America goes to war, 1941-1942 -- The color line falls, 1942-1943 -- Wartime basketball, 1943-1944 -- The big man cometh, 1944-1945 -- Looking toward the future, 1945-1946 -- Epilogue: Basketball arrives.
Summary: "Wartime Basketball tells the story of basketball’s survival and development during World War II and how those years profoundly affected the game’s growth after the war. Prior to World War II, basketball—professional and collegiate—was largely a regional game, with different styles played throughout the country. Among its many impacts on home-front life, the war forced pro and amateur leagues to contract and combine rosters to stay competitive. At the same time, the U.S. military created base teams made up of top players who found themselves in uniform. The war created the opportunity for players from different parts of the country to play with and against each other. As a result, a more consistent form of basketball began to take shape"--Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: A new game -- America goes to war, 1941-1942 -- The color line falls, 1942-1943 -- Wartime basketball, 1943-1944 -- The big man cometh, 1944-1945 -- Looking toward the future, 1945-1946 -- Epilogue: Basketball arrives.

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"Wartime Basketball tells the story of basketball’s survival and development during World War II and how those years profoundly affected the game’s growth after the war. Prior to World War II, basketball—professional and collegiate—was largely a regional game, with different styles played throughout the country. Among its many impacts on home-front life, the war forced pro and amateur leagues to contract and combine rosters to stay competitive. At the same time, the U.S. military created base teams made up of top players who found themselves in uniform. The war created the opportunity for players from different parts of the country to play with and against each other. As a result, a more consistent form of basketball began to take shape"--Publisher's website.

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Douglas Stark is the museum director at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. He is the author of The SPHAS: The Life and Times of Basketball's Greatest Jewish Team .

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