Baseball History from Outside the Lines: A Reader

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John E. Dreifort
U of Nebraska Press - 363 pagini
Baseball History from Outside the Lines gathers the best recent historical literature about the game. These well-written essays describe developments in the game's past, assess their impact, and explain how they reflect the period in which they occurred. The essays also explore baseball's influences outside the field of play as well as the effect of external factors on the game. The contributors discuss such key issues as demographics, communities, social mobility, race and ethnicity, baseball as a business, player-management relations, amateurs, women, and international play.
 

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While previous histories by David Q. Voigt and Harold Seymour cover the development of baseball, the essays assembled here stress the game's social and cultural aspects. The essays range from the ... Citiți recenzia completă

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The Base Ball Fraternity
3
The Country of the Young The Meaning of Baseball in Early American Culture
19
Professional Baseball and Social Mobility
34
Baseball and the Reconstitution of American Masculinity 18801920
47
Sol White and the Origin of African American Baseball
62
The Golden Era
93
The Chicago Black Sox and the Myth of Baseballs Single Sin
95
Here Comes the Judge The Origins of Baseballs Commissioner System and American Legal Culture
105
Playing a Mans Game Women and Baseball in the United States 18661954
195
The Demise of the Philadelphia Athletics
216
More Legacy of Conquest LongTerm Ramifications of the Major League Baseball Shift to the West
231
Whatever Happened to the Good Ol Days? The Evolution of Baseballs LaborManagement Relations
246
The International Game
279
Baseball and the Quest for National Dignity in Meiji Japan
281
Canada in the Country of Baseball
304
Viva Baseball The Beginnings of Latin American Baseball
321

The Changing Style of Play Cobb vs Ruth
123
Jim Crow Strikes Out Interracial Baseball in Wichita Kansas 19201935
142
The Athlete as Jewish Standard Bearer Media Images of Hank Greenberg
160
The National Game
181
A Spectacular Season Jackie Robinson Breaks Through
183
Bibliographical Essay
337
Source Acknowledgments
347
Index
349
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John E. Dreifort is a professor of history at Wichita State University. He enjoys teaching courses on the history of baseball and is the father of a major-league player.

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