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National pastime : U.S. history through baseball

Author: Martin C Babicz; Thomas W Zeiler
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Roman & Littlefield, [2017]
Series: American ways series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Combining a comprehensive history of the game with broader analyses of America’s historical and cultural developments, National Pastime encapsulates the values that have allowed it to endure: hope, tradition, escape, revolution. While nostalgia, scandal, malaise and triumph are contained within the study of any American historical moment, we see in this book that the tensions and developments within the game of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Babicz, Martin C.
U.S. history through baseball.
Lanham, Maryland : Roman & Littlefield, 2017
(DLC) 2017045919
(OCoLC)1004769995
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin C Babicz; Thomas W Zeiler
ISBN: 9781442235847 1442235845
OCLC Number: 1004636069
Description: xii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Baseball in Tocqueville's America (to 1870) --
The industrialization of leisure (1871 to 1883) --
Color and global barriers (1865 to 1918) --
The American labor movement and the players' league (1884 to 1891) --
Progressivism and the American League (1892 to 1903) --
Normalcy and the Black Sox scandal (1904 to 1922) --
Babe Ruth and the roaring twenties (1920 to 1929) --
Segregation and the Negro leagues (1896 to 1949) --
Baseball and the Great Depression (1929 to 1940) --
Baseball goes to war (1941 to 1945) --
Jackie Robinson and civil rights (1946 to 1989) --
The postwar American century (1945 to 1964) --
Change and revolution (1960 to 1975) --
Baseball in postindustrial America (since 1975) --
A global game (since 1865) --
Epilogue: traditions.
Series Title: American ways series.
Other Titles: U.S. history through baseball
Responsibility: Martin C. Babicz and Thomas W. Zeiler.

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Through war, depression, times of tumultuous upheaval and of great prosperity - baseball has reflected America's history and ideals. In this book, historians Martin Babicz and Thomas Zeiler find in  Read more...

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