Steven Allen Riess

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General Information

Name: Steven Allen Riess

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, History

Born: 1947 in New York, New York



Illinois Connection

Steven received his Ph.D., at the University of Chicago and is a retired history professor, formerly the Bernard Brommel Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History at Northeastern Illinois University. He currently lives in suburban Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1976, Steven Allen Riess joined the faculty at Northeastern. In addition to teaching the first half of the U.S. survey, he also teaches the History of American Sport, History of Chicago, American Ethnic History, and History of Crime and Violence. Along with the books that he has written, he has also edited, Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century: An Encyclopedia, Companion to American Sport History , The Chicago Sports Reader: 100 Years of Sports in the Windy Cityand Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs.

Published Works

  • American Sporting Experience: A Historical Anthology of Sport in America, Human Kinetics Publications, 1984
  • City Games: The Evolution of American Urban Society and the Rise of Sports, University of Illinois Press, 1991
  • Sport in Industrial America 1850-1920 , Harlan Davidson, 1995
  • Major Problems in American Sport History, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996
  • Touching Base: Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era, University of Illinois Press, 1999
  • The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, , Syracuse University Press, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

American Sporting Experience: A Historical Anthology of Sport in America (American Sporting Experience Paper)

ISBN: 0880112107
Release Date: 1984-07-01

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Sport in Industrial America 1850-1920 (American History Series)

ISBN: 0882959166
Release Date: 1995-05-01

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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