ERIC Number: ED150132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Women in Sports and Games in the Colonial Period.
Howell, Reet A.
The physical activities of women in the colonial period in the United States were limited. Social attitudes differed between the northern and southern colonies on appropriate activities for women. In the north it was not considered unseemly for women to participate in ice skating, while in the south women were encouraged to become good equestriennes. In the colonies as a whole, women's recreational activities were limited to less strenuous pleasures, such as dancing, quilting, and decorous swimming (bathing). As spectators, women were permitted to view horse races and boat races. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, North American Society for Sport History (University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, May 1977)