The Carlisle Indian School & the Transformation of American Football

By | January 24, 2018

This Radio Lab episode explores the history of the Carlisle Indian School and the way its players transformed the way that American Football was played in the nineteenth century. There are some fascinating parallels here with some of the ways in which Scottish players and others developed a passing game in soccer. Enjoy!

Category: American Football

About Laurent Dubois

I am Professor of Romance Studies and History and the Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University. I founded the Soccer Politics blog in 2009 as part of a course on "World Cup and World Politics" taught at Duke University. I'm currently teaching the course under the title "Soccer Politics" here at Duke. My books include Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France (University of California Press, 2010) and The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer (Basic Books, 2018)

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