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The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American culture, 2000 /
edited with an introduction by William M. Simons.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, c2001.
description
viii, 328 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0786411201(pbk.) :
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, c2001.
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0786411201(pbk.) :
general note
Spine title: The Cooperstown Symposium, 2000.
catalogue key
4583032
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Alvin L. Hall is dean of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio William M. Simons is a professor of history at State University of New York-Oneonta
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Summaries
Main Description
This is an anthology of 19 papers that were presented at the Twelfth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held June 7-9, 2000 and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Capped by Roger Kahn's essay on the rise and fall of great baseball prose, this Symposium plumbed such topics as baseball in the classroom, the national pastime and American Christianity, corporate encroachment, and the difficult course pursued by a Negro League team owner who also happened to be white and female.These essays, divided into sections titled "Baseball and Culture," "Baseball as History," "The Business of Baseball" and "Race, Gender and Ethnicity in the National Pastime," cut through the quick and easy judgments of the media and offer instead the longer, more informed view of scholars and researchers.
Main Description
Capped by Roger Kahn's essay on the rise and fall of great baseball prose, this Symposium plumbed such topics as baseball in the classroom, the national pastime and American Christianity, corporate encroachment, and the difficult course pursued by a Negro League team owner who also happened to be white and female.
Main Description
This is an anthology of 19 papers that were presented at the Twelfth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held June 7-9, 2000 and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Capped by Roger Kahn's essay on the rise and fall of great baseball prose, this Symposium plumbed such topics as baseball in the classroom, the national pastime and American Christianity, corporate encroachment, and the difficult course pursued by a Negro League team owner who also happened to be white and female. These essays, divided into sections titled Baseball and Culture, Baseball as History, The Business of Baseball and Race, Gender and Ethnicity in the National Pastime, cut through the quick and easy judgments of the media and offer instead the longer, more informed view of scholars and researchers.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 3
Baseball and Culture
"When Homer Smote His Bloomin' Lyre": Some Observations on Sportswritingp. 19
Safe at Home: Forging Intergenerational Alliancesp. 25
"Jesus Is Standing at the Home Plate": Baseball and American Christianityp. 40
Physical Literacy in Baseball and Other Sportsp. 59
A Flexible Metaphor: Baseball in the Classroomp. 73
"Walter Johnson" by Jonathan Richman: The Portrait of a Hero in Songp. 84
Baseball as History
"This Town Isn't Big Enough for Both of Us": Politics, Economics, and Local Rivalries in St. Louis Major League Baseballp. 95
Basebell During World War II: An Exploration of the Issuep. 117
Baseball in a Football Town: The Neighborhood Diamond, Heavy Industry, and High Attendance (1930-1949)p. 136
The Game in Sepiatone and Soft Focus: Nostalgia and American Baseball in Historical Contextp. 147
The Business of Baseball
Major League Umpires and Collective Bargainingp. 167
Customer Discrimination in Memorabilia: New Evidence for Major League Baseballp. 184
Despoiling the Sleeve: The Threat of Corporate Advertising Upon the Integrity of the Major League Uniformp. 203
Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in the National Pastime
Houston's Latin Star Cesar Cedeno and Death in the Dominican Republic: The Troubled Legacy of Race Relations in the Lone Star Statep. 219
Comparative Ethnicity: Joe DiMaggio and Hank Greenbergp. 237
Baseball in the Ocean State: Rhode Island Black Baseball, 1886-1948p. 257
"She Loved Baseball": Effa Manley and Negro League Baseballp. 275
Black Players on the Field of Dreams: African American Baseball in Filmp. 296
"I Haven't Got Ballplayers. I've Got Girls": Portrayals of Women in Baseball Filmp. 308
Indexp. 325
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