Ambassadors in Pinstripes

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-30
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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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.

Author Biography

Thomas W. Zeiler is professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Baseball, Globalization, and Empire ix
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 187(6)
Bibliography 193(18)
Index 211(6)
About the Author 217

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