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Encyclopedia of women and sports [electronic resource] / Victoria Sherrow.

By: Sherrow, Victoria.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1996Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 382 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585020663 (electronic bk.); 9780585020662 (electronic bk.); 1280713925; 9781280713927.Subject(s): Women athletes -- Encyclopedias | Sports -- Encyclopedias | Women athletes -- Biography | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Essays | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Sports | SPORTS & RECREATION -- History | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Reference | GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- SportsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Encyclopedia of women and sports.DDC classification: 796/.082 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Longstanding Prejudices -- Making Inroads: Sports Appropriate for "Ladies" -- Bicycles and Bloomers -- Testing New Limits -- Minority Women Break Barriers -- Trailblazers -- The Struggle for Olympic Glory -- Toward Recognition and Equal Pay -- New Role Models -- Recent Trends and Issues -- Notes -- A -- Aarons, Ruth Hughes (b. 1915) -- Abbott, Margaret (18788211;1955) -- Ackerman, Phyllis (b. 1940) -- Adamek, Donna (b. 1957) -- Aerial Sports -- Aerobatics -- Aerobics -- Air Derby, Women's -- Akers-Stahl, Michelle ( See Soccer World Championship, Women's ) -- Albright, Tenley (b. 1935) -- Alcott, Amy (b. 1956) -- All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) -- All-American Red Heads ( See Basketball ) -- All-American Soap Box Derby -- All-American World's Champion Girls Basketball Club -- Allerdice, Ellen Hansell ( See Hansell, Ellen ) -- Allison, Stacy ( See Mountain Climbing ) -- Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) -- Amateur Softball Association (ASA) -- Amateur Status -- America 3 (America Cubed) -- American Alpine Club ( See Peck, Annie Smith ) -- American Amateur Bowling League (AABL) ( See Bowling ) -- American Bowling Congress (ABC) -- American Horse Show Association (AHSA) -- American Tennis Association (ATA) -- America's Cup -- Anders, Beth (b. 1951) -- Anderson, Jodi (b. 1957) -- Anderton, Carol ( See Bowling ) -- Angelakis, Jana ( See Fencing ) -- Annual Empire State Building Run-Up -- Anorexia Nervosa ( See Eating Disorders ) -- Applebee, Constance (18748211;1981) -- Aquacades -- Archery -- Arendsen, Kathy ( See Softball ) -- Arlington, Lizzie ( See Baseball ) -- Armstrong, Deborah (b. 1963) -- Ashford, Evelyn (b. 1957) -- Ashworth, Jeanne ( See Speed Skating ) -- Aspinall, Nan Jane -- Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) -- Athlete of the Year -- Austin, Tracy (b. 1962) -- Automobile Racing ( See Racing, Auto ) -- B -- Babashoff, Shirley (b. 1957) -- Babe Didrikson Zaharias Trophy -- Babilonia, Tai (b. 1960) -- Backhand, Two-Handed -- Bacon, Mabel ( See Powerboating ) -- Bacon, Mary (19508211;1991) -- Badminton -- Ball Boy/Girl -- Ballooning ( See Aerial Sports ) -- Balukas, Jean ( See Billiards ) -- Bancroft, Ann (b. 1955) -- Bancroft, Jessie Hubbell (18678211;1952) -- Baseball -- Baseball Hall of Fame ( See National Baseball Hall of Fame ) -- Basketball -- Battle of the Sexes -- Baugh, Laura (b. 1955) -- Belote, Melissa (b. 1956) -- Benjamin Briscoe Trophy ( See Motoring Club, Women's ) -- Benoit Samuelson, Joan (b. 1957) -- Berenson, Senda (18688211;1954) -- Berg, Patricia Ann (b. 1918) -- Betz, Pauline (b. 1919) -- Bhushan, Insook (b. 1952) -- Biathlon -- Bicycle Racing ( See Cycling ) -- Billiards -- Black (Bonfils), Winifred Sweet (18638211;1936) -- Blair, Bonnie Kathleen (b. 1964) -- Blalock, Jane (b. 1945) -- Blazejowski, Carol "Blaze" (b. 1956) -- Bleibtrey, Ethelda (19028211;1978) -- Bloomer, Am
Summary: Women have participated in sports throughout history, but only in recent years has this participation become widespread and attained recognition equal to that of men. This clearly written, comprehensive, illustrated volume includes nearly 600 entries on all aspects of women and sports in the United States, from the different sports to people and events, from teams and organizations to laws and court cases. Readers will learn about the first woman to climb Mt. Everest, Stacy Allison; women who have run the Boston Marathon; how the Nineteenth Amendment has affected women's sports; female shotputters; and how steroids affect women's muscles.
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Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Longstanding Prejudices -- Making Inroads: Sports Appropriate for "Ladies" -- Bicycles and Bloomers -- Testing New Limits -- Minority Women Break Barriers -- Trailblazers -- The Struggle for Olympic Glory -- Toward Recognition and Equal Pay -- New Role Models -- Recent Trends and Issues -- Notes -- A -- Aarons, Ruth Hughes (b. 1915) -- Abbott, Margaret (18788211;1955) -- Ackerman, Phyllis (b. 1940) -- Adamek, Donna (b. 1957) -- Aerial Sports -- Aerobatics -- Aerobics -- Air Derby, Women's -- Akers-Stahl, Michelle ( See Soccer World Championship, Women's ) -- Albright, Tenley (b. 1935) -- Alcott, Amy (b. 1956) -- All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) -- All-American Red Heads ( See Basketball ) -- All-American Soap Box Derby -- All-American World's Champion Girls Basketball Club -- Allerdice, Ellen Hansell ( See Hansell, Ellen ) -- Allison, Stacy ( See Mountain Climbing ) -- Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) -- Amateur Softball Association (ASA) -- Amateur Status -- America 3 (America Cubed) -- American Alpine Club ( See Peck, Annie Smith ) -- American Amateur Bowling League (AABL) ( See Bowling ) -- American Bowling Congress (ABC) -- American Horse Show Association (AHSA) -- American Tennis Association (ATA) -- America's Cup -- Anders, Beth (b. 1951) -- Anderson, Jodi (b. 1957) -- Anderton, Carol ( See Bowling ) -- Angelakis, Jana ( See Fencing ) -- Annual Empire State Building Run-Up -- Anorexia Nervosa ( See Eating Disorders ) -- Applebee, Constance (18748211;1981) -- Aquacades -- Archery -- Arendsen, Kathy ( See Softball ) -- Arlington, Lizzie ( See Baseball ) -- Armstrong, Deborah (b. 1963) -- Ashford, Evelyn (b. 1957) -- Ashworth, Jeanne ( See Speed Skating ) -- Aspinall, Nan Jane -- Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) -- Athlete of the Year -- Austin, Tracy (b. 1962) -- Automobile Racing ( See Racing, Auto ) -- B -- Babashoff, Shirley (b. 1957) -- Babe Didrikson Zaharias Trophy -- Babilonia, Tai (b. 1960) -- Backhand, Two-Handed -- Bacon, Mabel ( See Powerboating ) -- Bacon, Mary (19508211;1991) -- Badminton -- Ball Boy/Girl -- Ballooning ( See Aerial Sports ) -- Balukas, Jean ( See Billiards ) -- Bancroft, Ann (b. 1955) -- Bancroft, Jessie Hubbell (18678211;1952) -- Baseball -- Baseball Hall of Fame ( See National Baseball Hall of Fame ) -- Basketball -- Battle of the Sexes -- Baugh, Laura (b. 1955) -- Belote, Melissa (b. 1956) -- Benjamin Briscoe Trophy ( See Motoring Club, Women's ) -- Benoit Samuelson, Joan (b. 1957) -- Berenson, Senda (18688211;1954) -- Berg, Patricia Ann (b. 1918) -- Betz, Pauline (b. 1919) -- Bhushan, Insook (b. 1952) -- Biathlon -- Bicycle Racing ( See Cycling ) -- Billiards -- Black (Bonfils), Winifred Sweet (18638211;1936) -- Blair, Bonnie Kathleen (b. 1964) -- Blalock, Jane (b. 1945) -- Blazejowski, Carol "Blaze" (b. 1956) -- Bleibtrey, Ethelda (19028211;1978) -- Bloomer, Am

Women have participated in sports throughout history, but only in recent years has this participation become widespread and attained recognition equal to that of men. This clearly written, comprehensive, illustrated volume includes nearly 600 entries on all aspects of women and sports in the United States, from the different sports to people and events, from teams and organizations to laws and court cases. Readers will learn about the first woman to climb Mt. Everest, Stacy Allison; women who have run the Boston Marathon; how the Nineteenth Amendment has affected women's sports; female shotputters; and how steroids affect women's muscles.

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