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Bat, ball & bible : baseball and Sunday observance in New York

Author: Charles DeMotte
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, moral and social forces collided in the argument over upholding New York State's blue laws, meant to restrict social activities and maintain Sunday's traditional standing as a day of religious observation. Baseball was at the center of this conflict, which led to upheaval in society at a time when New York, especially New York City, was already undergoing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles DeMotte
ISBN: 9781597979474 1597979473
OCLC Number: 795759569
Description: xviii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The battle lines : blue laws, religion, and the evolution of baseball --
The emergence of the Sunday baseball issue in the nineteenth century --
The Sunday question : commercialized baseball, evasions, and the courts, 1900-1909 --
Local opposition to Sunday baseball and the legislative initiative, 1910-1916 --
Local option, the war, and the modification of the Sunday baseball law, 1917-1919 --
The aftermath, 1920-1924 --
Epilogue --
Appendix : New York state ball clubs to 1989 --
About the author.
Responsibility: Charles DeMotte.

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Bat, Ball, and Bible chronicles the collision of moral and social forces in the argument over playing baseball on Sunday or upholding New York's blue laws, meant to restrict social activities and  Read more...

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