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Evolvements of Early American Football: Through the 1890/91 Season
Melvin Smith
2008

Summary: This book is a 724 page revision/extension to the author's first book and includes many more games found under the name of foot ball played up through the 1890/91 season. The games are separated by three major styles in their time. The kicking game/association football/soccer is the original style of foot ball. The second form of foot ball is the carrying game/Boston rules game/American rugby game/English rugby union game/rugby. The third form of foot ball is the American collegiate game/American rugby football/football. By the 1905 period these games are known as soccer, rugby and football. All games are divided into three groups: colleges, independent clubs and high schools; plus divided into two and three divisions by seasons. There also is a section with early leagues/conferences. Three appendices list short histories and the types of foot ball played by most of the teams found in the book.

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Early American and Canadian 'Football': Beginnings through 1883/84
Melvin Smith
2003

Summary: A book on the early beginnings of three basic forms of 'football' entitled, EARLY AMERICAN and CANADIAN 'FOOTBALL': BEGINNINGS THROUGH 1883/84. This book follows the early kicking game (now soccer), the carrying game (now rugby) and the American intercollegiate game (now football). The 345-page book has 82 pages of text and the rest are data that contain listings of all 'football' games and scores found up through the 1883/84 season, ratings' lists of every team with a game, conference listings, scoring techniques and the first ten teams to play each style of 'football'. The book is available in hardback for $28.50, paperback for $19.50 and electronic (size 1079K) PDF for $4.95. Shipping cost for either the hardback or paperback is $5.75.

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