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

edited by Robert Elias
Format
Book
Published
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0765607638 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Missing Ball Thrower / Laura Ward xiv
  • Introduction: American Dreams
  • A Fit for a Fractured Society: Baseball and the American Promise / Robert Elias 3
  • Part I. Dreams of Diversity: Race, Ethnicity, and Baseball
  • 1. Greatest Season: From Jackie Robinson to Sammy Sosa / Roger Kahn 37
  • 2. Jackie Robinson's Legacy: Baseball, Race, and Politics / Peter Dreier 43
  • 3. Beauty of the Game / Dusty Baker 64
  • 4. Sammy Sosa Meets Horatio Alger: Latin Ballplayers and the American Success Myth / Samuel O. Regalado 71
  • 5. From Hardball to Hard Time and Back / Orlando Cepeda, Herb Fagen 76
  • 6. Borders and Shangri-La: Orlando (El Duque) Hernandez and Me / Andrei Codrescu 90
  • 7. California Baseball's Mixed Multitudes / Joel Franks 102
  • 8. Road to Cooperstown: Japanese American Baseball, 1899-1999 / Kerry Yo Nakagawa 123
  • 9. From San Francisco Sandlots to the Big Leagues: Babe Pinelli / John J. Pinelli 135
  • 10. Common Dream Examined / William Edwards 141
  • Part II. Material Dreams: Class, Economics, and Baseball
  • 11. Left Capitola for a Fate Unknown: Harry Hooper / Paul J. Zingg 151
  • 12. Past [Im]Perfect: Mythology, Nostalgia, and Baseball / Suzanne Griffith Prestien 158
  • 13. Shot Heard 'Round the World: America at Midcentury / Jules Tygiel 170
  • 14. Beyond the Dugout: Reassessing the Baseball Dream / George McGlynn 187
  • 15. America's Two Realms / Randy M. Torrijos 193
  • 16. Ring / Thomas J. Stillman 200
  • 17. Luring Teams, Building Ballparks / Jeremy Howell 207
  • 18. A New Golden Age? An Evolving Baseball Dream / Leonard Koppett 214
  • Part III. Gendered Dreams: Women and Baseball
  • 19. To Elevate the Game: Women and Early Baseball / Darryl Brock, Robert Elias 227
  • 20. Women, Baseball, and the American Dream / Gai Ingham Berlage 235
  • 21. A League of Our Own / Lois J. Youngen 248
  • 22. Dream or Nightmare? Baseball and the Gender Order / Anne R. Roschelle 255
  • 23. Tune Plays the Same / Joan Ryan 262.
Description
xviii, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-278) and index.
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