Shattering the glass: the remarkable history of women's basketball
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.
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|Grouping Author||grundy pamela|
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|display_description||Traces the history of women's basketball in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first, discussing the game's early development at women's colleges and its spread to high schools, industrial leagues, and professional teams.|
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|record_details||ils:13726|Book|Books||English|New Press,|♭2005.|viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Basketball for women -- United States -- History, College sports -- United States -- History, History, Women basketball players -- United States -- History|
|title_display||Shattering the glass : the remarkable history of women's basketball|
|title_full||Shattering the glass : the remarkable history of women's basketball / Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford|
|title_short||Shattering the glass :|
|title_sub||the remarkable history of women's basketball|
|topic_facet||Basketball for women, College sports, History, Women basketball players|