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Today, Hickory Switch Tomorrow

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0046
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the connection between Negro baseball and barnstorming. Negro clubs tour the country to join leagues and sometimes they encounter food and lodging issues due to the cool ... More


Epilogue: “Oh, You’re Canadian”: My Night as a Canadian American in Watertown, Massachusetts

Clifford R. Murphy (ed.)

in Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038679
eISBN:
9780252096617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038679.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This concluding chapter discusses how today, ethnicity in the New England country and western world serves as a marker of awareness of community history, heritage, and traditions. It is more ... More


Barnstorm: An American Rite of Passage

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

in Image Brokers: Visualizing World News in the Age of Digital Circulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286368
eISBN:
9780520961616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286368.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at Barnstorm, an annual workshop in upstate New York that brings together a hundred young photographers and many of the US image industry's “heavies.” It consisted of two types of ... More


The “Kramer Karavan”

Greg Ruth

in Tennis: A History from American Amateurs to Global Professionals

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043895
eISBN:
9780252052798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043895.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter offers an extended discussion of how the best tennis players in the world barnstormed across the United States and around the world as a small group of touring professionals in the ... More


Chapter One

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Youth and early career of John Gilbert, from his days in stock with his mother to his own early efforts at stage-managing and finally his entrance into films in 1915. Includes background on the life ... More


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