Baseball and the American Dream

Baseball and the American Dream : Race, Class, Gender, and the National Pastime

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A fascinating look at how America's favorite sport has both reflected and shaped social, economic, andshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 160.5 x 235.5 x 27.2mm | 698.26g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0765607638
  • 9780765607638

Table of contents

Prologue, The Missing Ball Thrower, Laura Ward Introduction: American Dreams, Fit for a Fractured Society: Baseball and the American Dream, Robert Elias PART I. DREAMS OF DIVERSITY: RACE, ETHNICITY AND BASEBALL 1. The Greatest Season: From Jackie Robinson to Sammy Sosa, Roger Kahn 2. Jackie Robinson's Legacy: Baseball, Race and Politics, Peter Dreier 3. The Beauty of the Game, Dusty Baker 4. Sammy Sosa Meets Horatio Alger: Latin Ballplayers Players and the American Success Myth, Samuel O. Regalado 5. From Hardball to Hard Time and Back, Orlando Cepeda with Herb Fagen 6. Borders & Shangri-La: Orlando (El Duque) Hernandez & Me, Andrei Codrescu 7. California Baseball's Mixed Multitudes, Joel Franks 8. The Road to Cooperstown: Japanese American Baseball, 1899-1999, Kerry Yo Nakagawa 9. From San Francisco Sandlots to the Big Leagues: Babe Pinelli, John J. Pinelli 10. The Common Dream Examined, William Edwards PART II. MATERIAL DREAMS: CLASS, ECONOMICS AND BASEBALL 11. Left Capitola for a Fate Unknown: Harry Hooper, Paul J. Zingg 12. Past [Im] Perfect: Mythology and Shoeless Joe, Suzanne Griffith Prestien 13. The Shot Heard 'Round the World: America at Midcentury, Jules Tygiel 14. Beyond the Dugout: Reassessing the Baseball Dream, George McGlynn 15. America's Two Realms, Randy M. Torrijos 16. The Ring, Thomas J. Stillman 17. Luring Teams, Building Ballparks, Jeremy Howell 18. A New Golden Age? An Evolving Baseball Dream, Leonard Koppett PART III. GENDERED DREAMS: WOMEN AND BASEBALL 19. To Elevate the Game: Women and Early Baseball, Darryl Brock and Robert Elias 20. Women, Baseball, and the American Dream, Gai Ingham Berlage 21. A League of Our Own, Lois Youngen 22. Dream or Nightmare? Baseball and the Gender Order, Anne R. Roschelle 23. The Tune Plays the Same, Joan Ryanshow more

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