The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 1999

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McFarland, Jun 1, 2000 - Social Science - 381 pages
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This is an anthology of 23 papers that were presented at the Eleventh Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held June 9-11, 1999, and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The papers focus on the antecedents of baseball and the early history of America's national pastime and are divided into five parts: "Baseball and the American Imagination," "Baseball and American Culture," "Baseball and American Society," "Baseball and American Business" and "Baseball and the Fan." The preface is by series editor Alvin L. Hall, and an introduction is provided by the editor of the volume, Peter M. Rutkoff.

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The papers assembled into this volume, weighty in both thought and size, were presented June 6-8, 2001, at the 13th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and Culture. Various lengthy essays explore the ... Read full review

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Hall is director of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Rutkoff directs the program in American Studies at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he served as National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professor from 1997-2000.