Shattering the Glass

Shattering the Glass

The Remarkable History of Women's Basketball

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A history of women's basketball in the United States traces its invention in the late-nineteenth century through its current high-profile position today, sharing portraits of past and current contributors while exploring the sport's relationship to changing ideas about women's equality. 20,000 first printing.

Norton Pub

Over the past decade, women’s basketball has exploded onto the national sports scene. WNBA and NCAA television ratings have skyrocketed; movies, magazines, and clothing lines showcase female players. But as the authors of Shattering the Glass show, women’s basketball has a much longer history, reaching back over a century of struggle, liberation, and gutsy play.

Shattering the Glass offers a sweeping chronicle of women’s basketball in the United States, from its invention in the late nineteenth century to its dominant position in sports today. Offering vivid portraits of forgotten heroes and contemporary stars, it also provides a broader perspective on the history of the sport, exploring its relationship to changing ideas of womanhood, efforts to expand women’s economic and political rights, and definitions of sexual equality.

Based on original interviews with players, coaches, administrators, broadcasters, and extensively illustrated, Shattering the Glass provides a moving, gritty view of the game on and off the court, and an empowering story of the generations of women who have shaped women’s basketball.




Baker
& Taylor

A history of women's basketball in the United States traces its invention in the late-nineteenth century through its current high-profile position today, sharing portraits of past and current contributors while exploring the sport's relationship to changing ideas about women's equality.

Publisher: New York : New Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781565848221
1565848225
Branch Call Number: 796.32308 G9255s 2005
Characteristics: viii, 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Shackelford, Susan

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