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America's National Pastime: The History of Baseball

Baseball has been dubbed "America's Pastime." This course will trace the history of the sport from its mid-nineteenth-century origins to the present day. We will study baseball as a lens through which to understand various social, cultural, and economic changes in American society over the past 150 years. Among the themes we will be discussing: the struggles between labor and capital; the effects of urbanization and industrialization; demographic changes such as immigration and geographic shifts in population; the legacy of racial segregation and race relations; the effects of scandals and corruption; and the role of statistics to measure the interpret the game.

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2018 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 10491 MWF
11:00 - 11:50 am
Cannato,Vincent HLL-3507
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2018
Capacity: 75
Enrolled: 0
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: ENGL 102 req
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