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Transpacific field of dreams : how baseball linked the United States and Japan in peace and war

Author: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
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"Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United States soon became avid players. In the early twentieth century,  Read more...
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Guthrie-Shimizu, Sayuri.
Transpacific Field of Dreams : How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
ISBN: 9780807882665 0807882666 9781469601830 1469601834
OCLC Number: 784885365
Description: 1 online resource (583 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Pacific crossings --
2. Colonial baseball --
3. Leagues of their own --
4. The business of baseball --
5. Empires of fun and games --
6. Spartan leagues --
7. A field of new dreams --
8. The search for postwar order.
Responsibility: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu.

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