Touching Base: Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era / Edition 2

Touching Base: Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era / Edition 2

by Steven A. Riess
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252067754

ISBN-13: 9780252067754

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Baseball's emergence as the leading American sport during the Progressive Era gave rise to myths that have endured: baseball as an indigenous, rural, and democratic pastime that built character, acculturated newcomers, and promoted traditional values and a sense of community. Baseball ideology continues to portray the sport as an institution that helps bind the nation…  See more details below

Overview

Baseball's emergence as the leading American sport during the Progressive Era gave rise to myths that have endured: baseball as an indigenous, rural, and democratic pastime that built character, acculturated newcomers, and promoted traditional values and a sense of community. Baseball ideology continues to portray the sport as an institution that helps bind the nation against the forces of modernization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252067754
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Sport and Society Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Baseball and the Cultural Approach to History1
1"Take Me Out to the Ball Game": The Crowd and the Ideology of Baseball11
2Professional Baseball and Urban Politics54
3Politics, Ballparks, and the Neighborhoods99
4Professional Sunday Baseball and Social Reform134
5Professional Baseball as a Source of Social Mobility156
Conclusion: The Social Functions of Professional Baseball213
App.: A Note on Methodology227
Notes229
Index297

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