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Whose Baseball?: The National Pastime and Cultural Diversity in California, 1859-1941
(2001)
  • Joel S Franks, San Jose State University
Abstract
Whose Baseball? expands the boundaries of baseball history by including the experiences of culturally diverse Californians. In doing so, it relates the history of baseball in California to social changes taking place in the Golden State from the Gold Rush to the eve of World War II. This volume demonstrates how baseball has helped to bridge substantial differences between social and cultural groups and at the same time reminds readers of the oppressive power relations buried in the way baseball has been played, organized, and observed in America. Readers interested in baseball history or the history of the state of California will find this an excellent resource.
Keywords
  • baseball,
  • diversity,
  • california
Disciplines
Publication Date
2001
Publisher
Scarecrow Press
Citation Information
Joel S Franks. Whose Baseball?: The National Pastime and Cultural Diversity in California, 1859-1941. (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joel_franks/9/