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Culture and Ethnicity of Nineteenth Century Baseball - by Jerrold I. Casway (Paperback)

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The author explores baseball in the second half of the 19th century, as form of popular culture and one that illustrates key changes in US post-industrial society, particularly in ethnicity. He describes which ethnic groups played the game and influenced the sport, including the Irish, British, and African Americans, and individuals like Octavius Catto, Lipman Pike, Ted Sullivan, Charlie Comiskey, Connie Mack, Ned Hanlon, and John McGraw. He also looks at early baseball managers and captains and their influence on each other, the earnings and occupations of players, the careers of sports manufacturers Al Reach and Ben Shibe, player intemperance and misogynistic behavior, the character and culture of spectators, and where the game was played, as well as why 19th-century players were neglected by baseball’s Hall of Fame selectors. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 205
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Jerrold I. Casway
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2017
TCIN: 51280702
UPC: 9780786498901
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-6581
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