Ambassadors in Pinstripes The Spalding World Baseball Tour and the Birth of the American Empire

ISBN-10: 0742551695
ISBN-13: 9780742551695
Edition: 2006
Authors: Thomas W. Zeiler
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Description: In this lively chronicle of the 1888-1889 Spalding world baseball tour, Thomas Zeiler examines the roots of the post-1898 American empire by analyzing the ways in which the tour drew on elements of globalization to inject American values, and thus,  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

In this lively chronicle of the 1888-1889 Spalding world baseball tour, Thomas Zeiler examines the roots of the post-1898 American empire by analyzing the ways in which the tour drew on elements of globalization to inject American values, and thus, power into the international arena. As Zeiler follows the players on each leg of their journey, he explores important elements of globalization the business ethic, technological innovation, racial hierarchy, attempts at Americanization abroad, and promotion of an exceptionalist identity.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Baseball, Globalization, and Empire
Marketing: Albert Spalding's Chicago
Movement: The American West
An Empire of Race: Southern Seas
Old and New World Cultures: Europe
National Identity: Return to America
Conclusion: Imperial Imagination
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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