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The Resource The American game : baseball and ethnicity, edited by Lawrence Baldassaro and Richard A. Johnson ; with a foreword by Allan H. (Bud) Selig

The American game : baseball and ethnicity, edited by Lawrence Baldassaro and Richard A. Johnson ; with a foreword by Allan H. (Bud) Selig

Label
The American game : baseball and ethnicity
Title
The American game
Title remainder
baseball and ethnicity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lawrence Baldassaro and Richard A. Johnson ; with a foreword by Allan H. (Bud) Selig
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
These nine essays selected by Lawrence Baldassaro and Richard A. Johnson present an ethnic and racial profile of American baseball. These essayists show how the gradual involvement by various ethnic and racial groups reflects the changing nature of baseball-and of American society as a whole-over the course of the twentieth century. Although the sport could not truly be called representative of America until after Jackie Robinson broke the color line in 1947, fascination with the ethnic backgrounds of the players began more than a century ago when athletes of German and Irish descent entered the major leagues in large numbers. In the 1920s, commentators noted the influx of ballplayers of Italian and Slavic origins and wondered why there were not more Jewish players in the big leagues. The era following World War II, however, saw the most dramatic ethnographic shift with the belated entry of African American ballplayers. The pattern of ethnic succession continues as players of Hispanic and Asian origin infuse fresh excitement and renewal into the major leagues
Member of
Action
digitized
Dewey number
796.357
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
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  • Baldassaro, Lawrence
  • Johnson, Dick
Series statement
Writing baseball
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  • Baseball
  • Ethnicity
  • United States
Label
The American game : baseball and ethnicity, edited by Lawrence Baldassaro and Richard A. Johnson ; with a foreword by Allan H. (Bud) Selig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Before Joe D : early Italian Americans in the major leagues
  • Lawrence Baldassaro
  • From Pike to Green with Greenberg in between : Jewish Americans and the national pastime
  • Steven A. Riess
  • Diamonds out of the coal mines : Slavic Americans in baseball
  • Neal Pease
  • Latin quarter in the major leagues : adjustment and achievement
  • Samuel O. Regalado
  • Baseball and racism's traveling eye : the Asian Pacific American experience
  • Joel S. Franks
  • Many fathers of baseball : Anglo-Americans and the early game
  • Frederick Ivor-Campbell
  • German Americans in major league baseball : sport and acculturation
  • Larry R. Gerlach
  • "Slide, Kelly, slide" : the Irish in American baseball
  • Richard F. Peterson
  • Unreconciled strivings : baseball in Jim Crow America
  • Jules Tygiel
Control code
ocm53080014
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585467993
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53080014
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The American game : baseball and ethnicity, edited by Lawrence Baldassaro and Richard A. Johnson ; with a foreword by Allan H. (Bud) Selig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Before Joe D : early Italian Americans in the major leagues
  • Lawrence Baldassaro
  • From Pike to Green with Greenberg in between : Jewish Americans and the national pastime
  • Steven A. Riess
  • Diamonds out of the coal mines : Slavic Americans in baseball
  • Neal Pease
  • Latin quarter in the major leagues : adjustment and achievement
  • Samuel O. Regalado
  • Baseball and racism's traveling eye : the Asian Pacific American experience
  • Joel S. Franks
  • Many fathers of baseball : Anglo-Americans and the early game
  • Frederick Ivor-Campbell
  • German Americans in major league baseball : sport and acculturation
  • Larry R. Gerlach
  • "Slide, Kelly, slide" : the Irish in American baseball
  • Richard F. Peterson
  • Unreconciled strivings : baseball in Jim Crow America
  • Jules Tygiel
Control code
ocm53080014
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585467993
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53080014
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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