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By Frank Zarnowski

For greater than a century the yankee farm, manufacturing unit and frontier supplied possibilities for actual employees to exhibit their ability, win of venture, brag or maybe simply have a few enjoyable. Competitions that emphasised worthwhile abilities, like plowing, corn-husking, rock drilling, typesetting, and tree slicing, have been universal within the antebellum and post–Civil warfare classes, frequently drawing huge crowds and the eye of wearing journals.
for a few years traditional American activities happened within the office. this can support clarify why the nicknames of such a lot of well-liked collegiate or specialist carrying teams—Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Miners, Cowboys, Packers and Boilermakers—are additionally the occupations of nineteenth century worker-athletes.
by way of reading the yankee adventure with competitions between staff, this publication offers a brand new knowing of the interrelated nature of profession and leisure.

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