Baseball's Negro Leagues

Segregation in America: Baseball's Negro Leagues
Like many aspects of American life, organized baseball was segregated, black and white, from the end of the 19th century to the mid 20th century. In this course we will examine the absorbing chronicle of baseball's "Negro leagues." We will learn about the great players and teams, and consider how this sporting phenomenon reflects American values and represents this period in our history. We will address important questions about sports and their cultural significance. What do sports tell us about ourselves and our past? Can we understand our cultural heritage by looking through the lens of sports, black baseball in this case? We will also consider how art is created from these historical roots. (Student who have taken FYSE 1004 or AMST 0223 are not eligible to register for this course.) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
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AMST 0221

All Sections in Fall 2012

Fall 2012

AMST0221A-F12 Lecture (Lindholm)
AMST0221Y-F12 Discussion (Lindholm)
AMST0221Z-F12 Discussion (Lindholm)