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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2011
...David Vaught Abstract In 1907 baseball's promoters decreed that Civil War hero Abner Doubleday created the game in the village of Cooperstown, New York, in 1839. Baseball thus acquired a distinctly rural American origin and a romantic pastoral appeal. Skeptics have since presented irrefutable...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (1): 114–115.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Harry Jebsen, Jr. Level Playing Fields: How the Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball . Peter Morris . Copyright 2007 Agricultural History Society 2007 Agricultural History Winter communities. Some immigrants formed ethnic lodges, and many attended distinctMethodist...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (1): 146–147.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Charles C. Alexander The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America . By David Vaught . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2013 . 232 pp., $29.95 , hardback, ISBN 978-1-4214-0755-5 . © the Agricultural History Society, 2015 2015 Agricultural History Winter The Farmers...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (4): 540–541.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., and Americanizers during the early twentieth century, Corona's Mexi can community "managed to turn segregation into a form of congregation" (35). Pool halls, saloons, churches, fiestas, movie theaters, and baseball fields provided spaces for the re-creation of Mexican and Mexican American culture, community...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 January 2009
... urphyBrothersShaped Baseball. By Peter Morris. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007. 216 pp24.95,hardback,ISBN 978-0-8032-1110-0. Sports are designed to provide fair competition or are they? Is it fair that theMinnesota Twins play eighty-one of their games in an ersatz baseball park that gives them distinct...
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Agricultural History (2011) 85 (1): 21–23.
Published: 01 January 2011
... luncheon at the OAH in San Francisco, and I decided to go at the last minute. There, I met folks like Doug Helms and Fred Williams and thought, What a great group of people. I ll have to come again. Q. How did you become interested in your current project on rural baseball? Unlike history, I ve been...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (1): 173–178.
Published: 01 January 2019
... conservation, an ambassador for agricultural and rural history, a valued mentor to generations of young scholars, a sharp mind to engage in intellectual discussion, and a comfortable companion with whom to share a beer or a baseball game. Helms became an agricultural historian far earlier in his career than...
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Agricultural History (2009) 83 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., as theirparks, grounds, and eventually stadiums were generally built on less than the best property, and make them into baseball diamonds. Making the grounds inviting to the fans and yet favorable to the home team was the dual task these hardworking brothers pursued in theirprofessional life.They began...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (1): 147–148.
Published: 01 January 2015
... terstate highway system, and the expansion of major-league baseball out of the northeastern quadrant of the United States into the southern and western states. Town-team baseball once meant a lot to millions of rural Americans, whose descendants now mostly live in and around cities. But as Vaught writes...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 470–471.
Published: 01 August 2022
... regional economy. Another way of getting at the diversity of the Midwest would be through studying people whose lived experience exemplifies the porous boundary between rural and urban. For example, the baseball star and evangelist Billy Sunday grew up on the Iowa prairie but moved to Chicago, found God...
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (3): 387–388.
Published: 01 July 2001
... slaves, but that does not mean slavery was not as bad as we have thought. And his suggestion that New Yorkers went through the Depression buoyed by their nightclubs and baseball teams is just plain silly. There are some nice features in this book, such as McGovern's discussions of streamlining, radio...
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Agricultural History (2001) 75 (3): 388–390.
Published: 01 July 2001
... was not as bad as we have thought. And his suggestion that New Yorkers went through the Depression buoyed by their nightclubs and baseball teams is just plain silly. There are some nice features in this book, such as McGovern's discussions of streamlining, radio, and films, but most scholars will pass on a book...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (4): 538–540.
Published: 01 October 2008
... into a form of congregation" (35). Pool halls, saloons, churches, fiestas, movie theaters, and baseball fields provided spaces for the re-creation of Mexican and Mexican American culture, community, and identity.These spaces of leisure func tioned ambiguously: theywere racialized and gendered spaces, charged...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (2): 290–299.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., Brad; two brothers and five sisters; and five grandsons who were his great delight Andy, Zachary, Tag, Vann, and Walker. Over the years, we all heard stories of these boys as Fred played pirates with them, built their forts, and cheered at their baseball games. He was a proud grandfather. Finally, Fred...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (3): 437–451.
Published: 01 July 2019
... and activities to people isolated on farms, did not actually provide many activities. Most black churchgoers in the rural South were Baptists, but whatever the denomination, their churches leaned toward fundamentalism. Congregants and ministers frowned upon cars, juke joints, baseball, dancing, and loafing...
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Agricultural History (2004) 78 (1): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., at times, different cultures. Clearly, though, regardless of wealth and status, businessmen knew that their economic interests were served by their involvement in, say, drama clubs and town baseball. Thus, they devoted considerable energy in the years after the turn of the century to building a new...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (1): 139–172.
Published: 01 January 2019
... often limited by factors outside my control. Therefore, scholars in fields that had a strong competing journal William Henry Harbaugh William Henry Harbaugh was born in 1920 in Newark, NJ. Initially, he had no intention to be an academic, much less a historian. He wanted to play baseball and was signed...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (1): 51–69.
Published: 01 January 2016
... no white children. Sometimes, as people reached adolescence, these informal communities of leisure broke down. at other times, they continued throughout life, chiefly before mid-century. People told me that they had played on interracial baseball teams in young adulthood due to the sparse demographics...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (4): 487–511.
Published: 01 November 2022
... on their land, and that anti-federalism in all of its myriad aspects could posit—and sometimes even deliver—tangible results. Less than two months after the standoff at Lorick's farm, Congress would pass the omnibus 1985 Farm Bill, a masterwork of negotiation, lobbying, activism, and inside baseball that would...
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Agricultural History (2014) 88 (3): 313–335.
Published: 01 July 2014
... unsuccessful. As troopers approached Math, five masked men armed with baseball bats and riding on top of a manure spreader threatened the patrolmen. Troopers sprayed mace at the masked men, and the troopers were forced back. To further thwart the surveyors, a windrow of hay bales was constructed...