ERIC Number: ED084220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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An Historical Survey of Foxhunting in the United States, 1650-1970.
Stewart, Sherri L.
A study was made of the growth and development of foxhunting in each part of the country from 1650-1970; a detailed historical account was particularly made of selected hunts that endured 50 or more years. Personal interviews were conducted with several Masters of Foxhounds and other notable individuals. Questionnaires were mailed to Masters of the 117 hunts registered for 1970; 55 percent were returned, providing data concerning the current status of foxhunting. Major influences, such as urbanization, suburbs, inflation, barbed wire, and modern transportation, which appear to have affected the popularity of the sport, were analyzed. Sixty-one tables were compiled during the study to present the growth of foxhunting by decades from 1830 to 1970; they show the number of hunts founded and disbanded in the six divisions of the United States during this period. Findings show that foxhunting experienced its greatest popularity from 1930-1939. Since 1940 the popularity of the sport has decreased in the Eastern and Central State, remained the same in the Midwest, and increased in the South. At present, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and New York have the greatest number of registered hunts. More women in 1970 engaged in foxhunting than men. (Author/JA)
Descriptors: American History, History, Interviews, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Recreational Activities
Sherri L. Stewart, 800 Military Highway #405, Kingsville, Texas 78363 ($25.00)
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