HIST231 - HISTORY OF BASEBALL, 1840-PRESENT

Description: 
This course explores the history of baseball in the United States. It covers, among other topics, the first amateur clubs in the urban North, the professionalization and nationalization of the sport during and after the Civil War era, the rise of fandom, baseball’s relationship to anxieties about manhood and democracy, tensions between labor and management, the Negro Leagues, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Nisei baseball during World War Two, Jackie Robinson and desegregation, and the Latinization of baseball. The history of baseball is, in many respects, the history of the United States writ large as well as the history of the myths that Americans tell about themselves.
Instructors: 
GRONNINGSATER, SARAH
Day and Time: 
W 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 
MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR