The Legacy of Pierce Egan in Sports Journalism
The following excerpts were digitized and curated for Dr. Catherine Lewis's American Studies course on sports in America (AMST 3740). These excerpts demonstrate how the works of nineeteenth-century British sports writer Pierce Egan contributed to the overall development of sports journalism in the West.
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(1828)Part two of profile on Tom Hickman featured in Pierce Egan's "Boxiana." This profile of Hickman is part of Egan's famous serialized publication, "Boxiana" (1818 - 1824).
Excerpt from "Pierce Egan's Book of Sports and Mirror of Life: Embracing the Turf, the Chase, the Ring, and the Stage. . ." (Printed for T.T. and J. Tegg and R. Griffin and Co. Glasgow, 1832)Select illustrated excerpts from "Pierce Egan's Book of Sports and Mirror of Life."
(1828)Part one of profile of boxer Tom Hickman written by Pierce Egan. This profile of Hickman is part of Egan's famous serialized publication, "Boxiana" (1818 - 1824).