Ambassadors in Pinstripes: The Spalding World Baseball Tour and the Birth of the American Empire

Ambassadors in Pinstripes: The Spalding World Baseball Tour and the Birth of the American Empire

by Thomas W. Zeiler
     
 

In this lively chronicle of the 1888-1889 Spalding world baseball tour, Thomas Zeiler examines the roots of the post-1898 American empire by analyzing the ways in which the tour drew on elements of globalization to inject American values, and thus, power into the international arena. As Zeiler follows the players on each leg of their journey, he explores important

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Overview

In this lively chronicle of the 1888-1889 Spalding world baseball tour, Thomas Zeiler examines the roots of the post-1898 American empire by analyzing the ways in which the tour drew on elements of globalization to inject American values, and thus, power into the international arena. As Zeiler follows the players on each leg of their journey, he explores important elements of globalization: the business ethic, technological innovation, racial hierarchy, attempts at Americanization abroad, and promotion of an exceptionalist identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742551688
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/22/2006
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Baseball, Globalization, and Empire 2 Marketing: Albert Spalding's Chicago 3 Movement: The American West 4 An Empire of Race: Southern Seas 5 Old and New World Cultures: Europe 6 National Identity: Return to America 7 Conclusion: Imperial Imagination 8 Bibliography

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