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Saying it's so : a cultural history of the Black Sox scandal, Daniel A. Nathan

Label
Saying it's so : a cultural history of the Black Sox scandal
Title
Saying it's so
Title remainder
a cultural history of the Black Sox scandal
Statement of responsibility
Daniel A. Nathan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: The story of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and his teammates purportedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds has lingered in our collective consciousness for more than eighty years. With baseball so closely linked to American values and ideals, the Black Sox Scandal of 1919 disenchanted baseball fans, changed the way Americans felt about the national pastime, and fostered changes in the game. Daniel A. Nathan's wide-ranging, interdisciplinary cultural history is less concerned with the details of the scandal than with how it has been represented and remembered by journalists, historians, novelists, filmmakers, and baseball fans. Offering insights into what different cultural narratives reveal about their creators and the eras in which they were produced, Saying It's So is a complex study of cultural values, memory, and the ways people make meaning. Addressing the relationship between cultural narratives and social reality, Nathan considers the media's coverage of scandal--from front-page attention to scathing commentaries and cartoons--when the story broke in 1920 and in the following years. He also examines how oral tradition reiterated the scandal before new narratives began to appear at midcentury. In a series of astute reflections on Bernard Malamud's novel The Natural, Eliot Asinof's popular history Eight Men Out, and the work of the historians David Voigt and Harold Seymour, Nathan sheds light on the ways cultural and historical meaning is produced. Also considered are representations of the scandal in popular fiction and film during the Reagan era, the popular tourist destination and baseball field in Dyersville, Iowa, created for the film Field of Dreams, Ken Burns's television documentary Baseball, and the country's reactions to the 1994-95 Major League Baseball strike
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nathan, Daniel A
Dewey number
796.357/64/0977311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV875.C58
LC item number
N38 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chicago White Sox (Baseball team)
  • World Series (Baseball)
  • Baseball
  • Chicago White Sox (Baseball team)
  • World Series (Baseball)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Baseball
  • United States
Label
Saying it's so : a cultural history of the Black Sox scandal, Daniel A. Nathan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. History's First Draft: News, Narrative, and the Black Sox Scandal""; ""2. ""Fix These Faces in Your Memory"": The Black Sox Scandal and American Collective Memories""; ""3. The Novel as History, a Novel History: Bernard Malamud's The Natural and Eliot Asinof's Eight Men Out""; ""Illustrations follow page 118""; ""4. Off the Bench: Historians Take a Swing at the Black Sox Scandal""; ""5. Idyll and Iconoclalsm: Retelling the Black Sox Scandal in the Eighties""
  • ""6. Dreaming and Scheming: The Black Sox Scandal at the End of the Twentieth Century""""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
811410295
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252073137
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3cqfkv
  • d6aeb3a2-24f7-46a0-a0c7-e69744d9e2ea
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811410295
Label
Saying it's so : a cultural history of the Black Sox scandal, Daniel A. Nathan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. History's First Draft: News, Narrative, and the Black Sox Scandal""; ""2. ""Fix These Faces in Your Memory"": The Black Sox Scandal and American Collective Memories""; ""3. The Novel as History, a Novel History: Bernard Malamud's The Natural and Eliot Asinof's Eight Men Out""; ""Illustrations follow page 118""; ""4. Off the Bench: Historians Take a Swing at the Black Sox Scandal""; ""5. Idyll and Iconoclalsm: Retelling the Black Sox Scandal in the Eighties""
  • ""6. Dreaming and Scheming: The Black Sox Scandal at the End of the Twentieth Century""""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
811410295
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252073137
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3cqfkv
  • d6aeb3a2-24f7-46a0-a0c7-e69744d9e2ea
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811410295

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