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Author Stark, Douglas (Douglas Andrew), 1972- author

Title Wartime basketball : the emergence of a national sport during World War II / Douglas Stark
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016]
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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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 21, 2016)
Subject Basketball and war -- United States.
Basketball -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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