Instructions: In an essay of no more than 1200 words, answer the following question. Please use parenthetical citations (Moore, p. 3). No need for a bibliography or “Works Cited” page.
The period between the Civil War and the 1920s witnessed a remarkable transformation of American culture (for example, the critique of “Victorianism”) and of American sports (for example, the rise of College football and the popularity of boxing). The two books about this period are, Brian Ingrassia’s The Rise of Gridiron University and Louis Moore’s I Fight for a Living. While these books focus on very different topics, they have some overlapping themes. Compare and contrast these books and explain how, taken together, they help explain key developments in American society in the critical years from the 1870s through the 1920s.
Please be sure to back up your claims with evidence drawn from these books as well as the lectures.