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Bloomer girls : women baseball pioneers

Author: Debra A Shattuck
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Sport and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Debra A. Shattuck pulls from newspaper accounts and hard-to-find club archives to reconstruct a forgotten era in baseball history. Her fascinating social history tracks women players who organized baseball clubs for their own enjoyment and found roster spots on men's teams. If the women faced financial exploitation and indignities, they nonetheless staked a claim to the nascent national pastime. Shattuck explores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shattuck, Debra A.
Bloomer girls.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016014734
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Shattuck
ISBN: 9780252040375 0252040376 9780252081866 0252081862
OCLC Number: 945624959
Description: xiii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Creating a National Pastime --
1865-1879: Contesting a National Pastime --
1865-1879: Commodifying a National Pastime --
The 1880s: Molding Manly Men and Disappearing Women --
The 1890s: New Women, Bloomer Girls, and the Old Ball Game --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Sport and society.
Responsibility: Debra A. Shattuck.
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Debra A. Shattuck pulls from newspaper accounts and hard-to-find club archives to reconstruct a forgotten era in baseball history. Her fascinating social history tracks women players who organized baseball clubs for their own enjoyment and found roster spots on men's teams. If the women faced financial exploitation and indignities, they nonetheless staked a claim to the nascent national pastime. Shattuck explores how the determination to take their turn at bat thrust female players into narratives of the women's rights movement and transformed perceptions of women's physical and mental capacity.

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