Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal [NOOK Book]

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The story of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and his teammates purportedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds has lingered in our collective consciousness for more than eighty years. Daniel A. Nathan's wide-ranging, interdisciplinary cultural history is less concerned with the details of the scandal than with how it has been represented and remembered by journalists, historians, novelists, filmmakers, and baseball fans. Saying It's So offers a series of astute reflections on what ...
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Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal

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Overview

The story of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and his teammates purportedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds has lingered in our collective consciousness for more than eighty years. Daniel A. Nathan's wide-ranging, interdisciplinary cultural history is less concerned with the details of the scandal than with how it has been represented and remembered by journalists, historians, novelists, filmmakers, and baseball fans. Saying It's So offers a series of astute reflections on what these different cultural narratives reveal about their creators and the eras in which they were created, producing a complex study of cultural values, memory, and the ways people make meaning. _x000B_A volume in the series Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts _x000B_
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252091988
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 12/10/2002
  • Series: Sport and Society
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,317,864
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 History's First Draft: News, Narrative, and the Black Sox Scandal 11
2 "Fix These Faces in Your Memory": The Black Sox Scandal and American Collective Memories 58
3 The Novel as History, a Novel History: Bernard Malamud's The Natural and Eliot Asinof's Eight Men Out 92
4 Off the Bench: Historians Take a Swing at the Black Sox Scandal 119
5 Idyll and Iconoclasm: Retelling the Black Sox Scandal in the Eighties 149
6 Dreaming and Scheming: The Black Sox Scandal at the End of the Twentieth Century 190
Conclusion 217
Notes 223
Index 277
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