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Department
History
Course
HIST 205
Professor
David Schweitzer
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 4 – Sports in Colonial America  Colonial settlements o Plymouth colony (Christmas 1621)  British traditions o Church calendar  May day  Wake  Had a different patron saint  Seasonal holidays  Folk Games o Stool ball, quoits, skittles or nine pins  Violent games o Wrestling & cudgeling o Cock-throwing & cock fighting o Bull baiting  Bulldogs  “football”  Sports fulfilling social needs o Mating rituals o Expression of social resentment o Promote village unity  Reinforcing social hierarchy o Upper ranks(only certain persons were allowed to participate in certain sports) o World of commercialized leisure o “blood sports”  The Puritan Attack o Protestant Reformers o Puritan Revolution of 1641 o Puritan Parliament (1641-1660)  Puritans in the
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