Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 October 2015

416 Pages | 33 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199925629

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Walter Camp

Football and the Modern Man

Julie Des Jardins

  • This is the first biography of Camp since 1926
  • Describes his time as a varsity letterman at Yale University, where he began to codify the rules of football
  • Expounds on the ways in which Camp changed the rules and culture of American college football
  • Situates Camp in his time and place to speak more broadly on American manhood, culture, and exceptionalism at the turn of the century
  • Addresses race and class in American football
  • Examines all facets of Camp's life, including his work as an executive at the New Haven Clock Company, his civic engagement, and his involvement in college baseball, crew, and track and field, as well as amateur boxing, tennis, and Olympic teams