Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era
By (author) Steven A. Riess
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Touching Base by Steven A. Riess
Book Description"Touching Base" examines the myths as well as the realities, symbols, and rituals of "America's favorite pastime." 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. Focusing on Atlanta, New York, and Chicago, Riess analyzes the spectators, owners, and players to evaluate how baseball both influenced and mirrored broader society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252067754
(5830mm x 3895mm x 534mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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