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Title Bloomer girls : women baseball pioneers / Debra A. Shattuck.
Author Shattuck, Debra A.
Publication Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
Description xiii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call # 796.357 S
Series Sport and society
Sport and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-290) and index.
Contents Creating a national pastime -- 1865-1879: contesting a national pastime -- 1865-1879: commodifying a national pastime -- The 1880s: molding manly men and disappearing women -- The 1890s: new women, bloomer girls, and the old ball game.
Summary Debra A. Shattuck pulls from newspaper accounts and hard-to-find club archives to reconstruct a forgotten era in baseball history. Her fascinating social history tracks women players who organized baseball clubs for their own enjoyment and found roster spots on men's teams. If the women faced financial exploitation and indignities, they nonetheless staked a claim to the nascent national pastime. Shattuck explores how the determination to take their turn at bat thrust female players into narratives of the women's rights movement and transformed perceptions of women's physical and mental capacity.
Subject Women baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Women baseball players -- United States.
Women baseball players. (OCoLC)fst01177347
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Related To Online version: Shattuck, Debra A., author. Bloomer girls. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2016] 9780252098796 (DLC) 2016014734
ISBN 0252040376 (hardcover)
0252081862 (paperback) :
9780252040375 (hardcover)
9780252081866 (paperback) :

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