"Sports in America: A Decade-by-Decade History" is an eight-volume history of 20th-century American athletics that covers historical high points, scandals, records, championships, and the rise of professional athletics with the unique slant of examining sports as social history. This engaging set captures the excitement of the playing field while looking at how sports have impacted culture; shaped race relations; influenced world events; and much more. The only books to cover the full range of American athletics in a decade-by-decade format, "Sports in America" presents compelling and inspiring histories of the sports that young readers love to watch and play. Each fascinating, accessible volume contains an introduction to the decade and year-by-year chapters that recount the important highlights of a particular time period. Each year receives several pages of coverage, and each entry is clearly labeled with an icon designating the particular sport being discussed. Featuring a distinct perspective on athletics within the larger context of American history, the "Sports in America" set is written by a team of top sports journalists and sports writers. Highlights include: professional, collegiate, and amateur athletics; equipment revolutions; sport-changing events; key figures on and off the field; and, much more.