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A People's History of Baseball

Mitchell Nathanson


Baseball is much more than the national pastime. It has become an emblem of America itself. Stories abound that illustrate baseball's significance in eradicating racial barriers, bringing neighborhoods together, and building civic pride. This book probes the less well-known but no less meaningful other side of baseball: episodes not involving equality, patriotism, heroism, and virtuous capitalism, but power—how it is obtained, and how it perpetuates itself. Exploring the founding of the National League, the book focuses on the newer Americans who sought club ownership to promote their own soci ... More

Keywords: baseball, power, National League, Players Association, racial integration, national pastime, black player, white player

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036804
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036804.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mitchell Nathanson, author
Villanova Univ School of Law