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Nikkei Baseball Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

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ISBN-10: 0252078837

ISBN-13: 9780252078835

Edition: 2013

Authors: Samuel O. Regalado

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 Nikkei Baseballexamines baseball's evolving importance to the Japanese American community and the construction of Japanese American identity. Originally introduced in Japan in the late 1800s, baseball was played in the United States by Japanese immigrants first in Hawaii, then San Francisco and northern California, then in amateur leagues up and down the Pacific Coast. For Japanese American players, baseball was seen as a sport that encouraged healthy competition by imposing rules and standards of ethical behavior for both players and fans. The value of baseball as exercise and amusement quickly expanded into something even more important, a means for strengthening social ties within…    
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Baseball in Nikkei America
The New Bushido
Transplanted Cherries
Baseball Is It!
The Courier League
Barbed Wire Baseball
Catching Up
Notes
Bibliography
Index