Baseball in Blue and Gray: The National Pastime during the Civil War

Baseball in Blue and Gray: The National Pastime during the Civil War

by George B. Kirsch
     
 

"This fine social history tells a very powerful story, and one that will stir a lot of interest. It is full of lively analysis and overflowing with fascinating research. The author has done a splendid job of putting his material into an enticing format that draws the reader into an absorbing narrative. He makes a compelling case that the stories of baseball and the

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"This fine social history tells a very powerful story, and one that will stir a lot of interest. It is full of lively analysis and overflowing with fascinating research. The author has done a splendid job of putting his material into an enticing format that draws the reader into an absorbing narrative. He makes a compelling case that the stories of baseball and the epic of the Civil War were inextricably bound."—Catherine Clinton, author of Fanny Kembel's Civil Wars

"This book, written in a straightforward and accessible style, is clearly the most complete book on baseball in the Civil War era yet written."—Jules Tygiel, author of Past Time: Baseball as History

"This is an impressive work on Civil War baseball that shows a sport developing and growing even as war raged—a testament to the popularity of the game. Kirsch recounts the stories of the early players who answered the call for service, does a fine and honest job of discussing the baseball-in-prison issue, and covers the early history of the game itself in a pleasing manner."—Randy Roberts, author of John Wayne America

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691130439
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/22/2007
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
713,911
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
The Rise of Baseball     1
Battlefront     28
Home Front     48
Players and Clubs     66
Championship Competition and Commercialization     93
The War's Legacy     113
Epilogue     131
Bibliographical Essay     137
Index     141

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