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The Emergence of Footballing Cultures: Manchester, 1840-1919

Gary James


This book provides a distinctive and original contribution to the historiography of sport, adding considerably to our understanding of the origins of soccer within the Manchester region. It is the first academic study of the development of association football in Manchester and is directly linked to the debates within sports history on football’s origins. Its regional focus informs the wider debate, contextualising the growth of the sport in the city and identifying communities that propagated and developed football. The period 1840–1919 saw Manchester’s association game develop from an incons ... More

Keywords: Soccer, Manchester region, Association football, Football culture, Manchester City, Manchester United

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526114471
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526114495


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary James, author
De Montfort University