HIST 339: History of Baseball

HIST 339-DL1: History of Baseball
(Fall 2015)


Section Information for Fall 2015

Poet and essayist Walt Whitman spoke of baseball with pride, gushing about how “It’s our game – the American game.” Whitman believed baseball held a position on par with the Constitution in the national mind, “just as important in the sum total of our historic life.” For Whitman and the generations of like-minded writers and journalists that followed, baseball played a central role in American life, highlighting the country’s strongest and most revered institutions. However, baseball’s story is not that simple. This semester, we will focus on how baseball’s own history highlighted many of the prominent promises, perils, and paradoxes inherent in American history. The story of baseball can help us better understand the story of our country, where it has been, where it is, and where it will go.

HIST 339 DL1 is a distance education section.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines development of baseball in U.S. context of labor, intellectual, economic and political events including racial segregation. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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