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296 Pages | 20 b&w illustrations, 4 tables

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526114471

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The emergence of footballing cultures

Manchester, 1840-1919

First Edition

Gary James

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Makes a genuine contribution to the origins of football debate by providing a case study of a major footballing conurbation
  • Provides a distinct and original contribution to the historiography of sport, adding considerably to our understanding of the origins of association football within the Manchester region and the implications of this research for the national development of the sport.
  • Challenges perceived thinking about the development of Manchester sport and provides an indepth understanding of the transformation of the game over a seventy year period.
  • Documents the spread of association football within a major conurbation and identifies the continuities, contextualising the growth of the sport and identifies the communities who propagated and developed football.

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