Sports in America: a secade by decade history is a full-color, nine-volume history of American athletics through the first decade of the 21st century with the unique perspective of examining sports as social history. Covering historical high points, scandals, records, championships, and the rise of professional athletics this set captures the excitement of the games while documenting how sports have impacted culture; shaped race relations; influenced world events; and much more. Written by a team of top journalists and sportwriters, Sports in America presents compelling and inspiring histories, in a decade-by-decade format, of the sports young readers love to watch and play. Each volume contains an introduction to the decade and year-by-year chapters that recount the important highlights of each time, from the earliest days of the professional leagues to contemporary championships. Sports covered included auto racing, baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, horse racing, the Olympics, tennis, track and field, sailing, soccer, swimming, diving, and many more.