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No Game for Boys to Play: The History of Youth Football and the Origins of a Public Health Crisis

Kathleen Bachynski

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653709
eISBN:
9781469653723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653709.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

From the untimely deaths of young athletes to chronic disease among retired players, roiling debates over tackle football have profound implications for more than one million American boys—some as ... More


Introduction

Kathleen Bachynski

in No Game for Boys to Play: The History of Youth Football and the Origins of a Public Health Crisis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653709
eISBN:
9781469653723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653709.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Questions about the safety of youth tackle football, its intimate association with American schools, and its existence as a form of entertainment for adults are as old as the game itself. This book ... More


The Modern Knight Errant: Nation, Race, and the Origins of American Football

Kathleen Bachynski

in No Game for Boys to Play: The History of Youth Football and the Origins of a Public Health Crisis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653709
eISBN:
9781469653723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653709.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the rise of organized American tackle football for high school and college students in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The sport became most prominently ... More


It’s All We’ve Got: Community, Education, and Youth Football

Kathleen Bachynski

in No Game for Boys to Play: The History of Youth Football and the Origins of a Public Health Crisis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653709
eISBN:
9781469653723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653709.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Increased media coverage of college and professional college shaped beliefs about the benefits and risks of youth football. The importance attributed to high school football in schools and ... More


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