Whose Baseball?: The National Pastime and Cultural Diversity in California, 1850-1941 by Joel S. FranksWhose Baseball?: The National Pastime and Cultural Diversity in California, 1850-1941 by Joel S. Franks

Whose Baseball?: The National Pastime and Cultural Diversity in California, 1850-1941

byJoel S. Franks

Hardcover | May 9, 2001

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Whose Baseball? expands the boundaries of baseball history by including the experiences of culturally diverse Californians. In doing so, it relates the history of baseball in California to social changes taking place in the Golden State from the Gold Rush to the eve of World War II. This volume demonstrates how baseball has helped to bridge substantial differences between social and cultural groups and at the same time reminds readers of the oppressive power relations buried in the way baseball has been played, organized, and observed in America. Readers interested in baseball history or the history of the state of California will find this an excellent resource.
B is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Science at San Jose State University in CA.
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Title:Whose Baseball?: The National Pastime and Cultural Diversity in California, 1850-1941Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 8.8 × 5.7 × 0.97 inPublished:May 9, 2001Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081083927X

ISBN - 13:9780810839274

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Baseball, California, and "The Incorporation of America" Chapter 2 Establishing California Baseball, 1859-1876 Chapter 3 Early Professional Baseball and Cultural Diversity in California Chapter 4 Players and Communities in Late Nineteenth-Century, Multicultural California Chapter 5 California Professionals and the Nationalization of Baseball, 1880-1900 Chapter 6 California Professional Baseball Players, 1880-1900 Chapter 7 The Accomplices, 1880-1900 Chapter 8 Consuming Passions in Early Twentieth-Century America: Baseball and California History, 1900-1941 Chapter 9 Earthquakes, Wars, Depressions, and Diamonds: Professional Baseball in California, 1900-1941 Chapter 10 Players and Communities Chapter 11 From San Francisco to New York, from San Diego to Boston Chapter 12 Professionals in the Sun Chapter 13 Beyond the Foul Lines Chapter 14 California Baseball: A "Field of Dreams"?