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Baseball and Becoming American

Drawing on primary and secondary sources featured in the exhibition, this series of lectures will examine the ways in which American baseball has served as a reflection of and a catalyst for the development of American culture since the 19th century. It will focus on the ways baseball was an agent of integration for new arrivals to America, as well as an arena for addressing civil rights. The role of baseball in transmitting values and traditions across generations through familial relationships will also be explored. Instructor: Rabbi Rebecca T. Alpert, Professor of Religion at Temple University, author of Out of Left Field: Jews and Baseball, and advisor to Chasing Dreams. Special guest instructor: Jeffery S. Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, and advisor to Chasing Dreams.
Date & Time
  • Weekly on Tuesday
  • 10/07/2014 through 10/28/2014
  • 6:00PM
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