3 edition of Professional baseball and American culture in the progressive era found in the catalog.
Professional baseball and American culture in the progressive era
Written in English
|Statement||by Steven A. Riess.|
|LC Classifications||Microfilm 42354 (G)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 387 leaves.|
|Number of Pages||387|
|LC Control Number||90954074|
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objective of the offensive team (batting team) is to hit the ball into the field of play, allowing its players to run the bases, having them First played: 18th-century England (predecessors), 19th . Maybe you can get better answers just by Googling on this one, but I will validate Glenn Watson’s response, The Jungle by Sinclair Lewis. It deals with, among other things, the Chicago meat-packing industry before there was much government regulat.
Louis Menand, The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, ) The Metaphysical Club won the Pulitzer prize for its extraordinary take on a group of Progressive Era intellectuals. His book shows how these intellectuals brought America into the modern world with their brand of philosophical pragmatism. Daniel T. Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics. Steven A. Riess is professor of history at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. The former editor of the Journal of Sport History, his books include Touching Base: Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era and City Games: The Evolution .
Organized professional baseball started with the National League. Teams formed this league in eighteen-seventy-six. Baseball was supposed to stand for American beliefs like equality and the chance Author: VOA Learning English. Reviews in American Historical Review, Journal of American History, Journal of the Gilded Ahe and Progressive Era, and the major regional and state journals are preferred. Book reviews are due at the beginning of class on Febru Ma Ap and May Late work will be penalized.
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Steven Riess details the relationships among urban politics, communities, and baseball, exploring how debates over issues such as Sunday games, ballpark construction, and the promotion of the game were shaped by Progressive Era sensibilities.
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Write a review. Nathan M. Corzine rated it liked it /5(25). Touching Base Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era. The classic study of baseball's impact on society, and vice versa, in the early s. The revised and expanded edition of Touching Base examines the myths, realities, symbols, and rituals of America's national pastime.
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The author. 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 Brand: University of Illinois Press.
Charles Leerhsen is a former executive editor at Sports has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York books include Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty; Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America; and Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and the Birth of the Indy He is a winner of the SABR Baseball Research Award/5().
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Steven A. Riess is the Bernard Brommel Research Professor of History at Northeastern Illinois University. His books include City Games: The Evolution of American Urban Society and the Rise of Sports (), Touching Base: Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era, Revised Edition (), and The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and.
Robinson was the first African American player to play professional baseball in the modern era, he broke the baseball color line when he played in When the Brooklyn Dodgers played Robinson, it created the end of racial segregation in baseball as African American players were regulated to the Negro Leagues since the s.
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White notes that baseball emerged as the national pastime in the nationalism of the Progressive Era, at the turn of the century. The owners assumed that fans wanted close competition among rival teams, pride in a home team, and a relatively constant identity of players on the home town team.
Cobb became the biggest draw in baseball—surpassing Honus Wagner, Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie, and Christy Mathewson—just as the game was becoming, as Steven A.
Riess tells us in his important book Touching Base: Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era, “an integral part of American life and not just a frivolous /5(5).
Reiss, Steven A. Touching Base: professional baseball and American culture in the progressive era (Revised edition, University of Illinois Press, ), Somers, Dale. The Rise of Sports in New Orleans (Baton Rouge Press, ), chapter 6.
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(shelved 1 time as progressive-era) avg rating — 45, ratings — published Want to Read saving. Kevin Fisher: Baseball's Reserve Clause. During the Gilded Age and the following Progressive Era in the United States, leisure and entertainment took on new forms from prior eras in the country’s history.
Compared to the Victorian Era, it was now becoming socially acceptable for men and women to pursue happiness outside of traditional family. Just as America had begun transforming during this era so did the game of baseball. Similarly to American Industries, baseball was viewed and played by wealthier individuals.
During the Progressive Era the popularity of baseball continued to spread and with the growth of it being a professional sport wealth became less significant.The first major American film. is a preview to the ideas later espoused by Adolf Hitler.
Written in the Progressive Era, this book calls for absolute racial segregation, immigrant restriction, etc. Billy Sunday. An American Fundamentalist preacher and professional baseball player.
He conducted regular 'revivals' throughout the nation, in.John Roll McLean (17 September – 9 June ) was the owner and publisher of The Washington Post and The Cincinnati was also a one-time partner in the ownership of the Cincinnati Red Stockings baseball team of the American Association and also the Cincinnati Outlaw Reds of the Union Association.