Bloomer Girls

Women Baseball Pioneers
Author: Debra A Shattuck
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 025209879X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 328
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Disapproving scolds. Sexist condescension. Odd theories about the effect of exercise on reproductive organs. Though baseball began as a gender-neutral sport, girls and women of the nineteenth century faced many obstacles on their way to the diamond. Yet all-female nines took the field everywhere. Debra A. Shattuck pulls from newspaper accounts and hard-to-find club archives to reconstruct a forgotten era in baseball history. Her fascinating social history tracks women players who organized baseball clubs for their own enjoyment and found roster spots on men's teams. Entrepreneurs, meanwhile, packaged women's teams as entertainment, organizing leagues and barnstorming tours. If the women faced financial exploitation and indignities like playing against men in women's clothing, they and countless ballplayers like them nonetheless staked a claim to the nascent national pastime. Shattuck explores how the determination to take their turn at bat thrust female players into narratives of the women's rights movement and transformed perceptions of women's physical and mental capacity.

The Prophetic Dimension of Sport


Author: Terry Shoemaker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030022935
Category: Social Science
Page: 57
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Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of Religion and Sport, this book examines the prophetic dimension of sport, to arrive at a better understanding of the nature of sports in the United States. By detailing and analyzing particular sports, a portrait of sport as an important space for social and political critique emerges. Sport is indisputably an important cultural phenomenon in the United States. Each year millions attend sporting events, track the statistics and lives of sports stars, collect memorabilia, engage in fantasy sports, and play various sporting games. But increasingly, sport is also a space for public articulations regarding social and political issues within the United States. What are we to make of these particular articulations? What do they tell us about the nature of sport in the United States? How are these social and political critiques formed? Why do sporting voices seem to carry more weight at this moment in history? Ideally suited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses, this book offers a new way of thinking about the connection between sport and religion in a secularizing society. By analyzing various sports and particular historical moments, the chapters supply a unique example of the relevance of sport as it pertains to social and political critique.

Muscle on Wheels

Louise Armaindo and the High-Wheel Racers of Nineteenth-Century America
Author: M. Ann Hall
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773555331
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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The majestic high-wheel bicycle, with its spider wheels and rubber tires, emerged in the mid-1870s as the standard bicycle. A common misconception is that, bound by Victorian dress and decorum, women were unable to ride it, only taking up cycling in the 1880s with the advent of the chain-driven safety bicycle. On the contrary, women had been riding and even racing some form of the bicycle since the first vélocipèdes appeared in Europe early in the nineteenth century. Challenging the understanding that bicycling was a purely masculine sport, Muscle on Wheels tells the story of women's high-wheel racing in North America in the 1880s and early 1890s, with a focus on a particular cyclist: Louise Armaindo (1857–1900). Among Canada's first women professional athletes and the first woman who was truly successful as a high-wheel racer, Armaindo began her career as a strongwoman and trapeze artist in Chicago in the 1870s before discovering high-wheel bicycle racing. Initially she competed against men, but as more women took up the sport, she raced them too. Although Armaindo is the star of Muscle on Wheels, the book is also about other women cyclists and the many men – racers, managers, trainers, agents, bookmakers, sport administrators, and editors of influential cycling magazines – who controlled the sport, especially in the United States. The story of working-class Victorian women who earned a living through their athletic talent, Muscle on Wheels showcases an exciting moment in women's and athletic history that is often forgotten or misconstrued.

Baseball


Author: Harold Seymour
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195069072
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 672
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In Baseball: The People's Game, Dorothy Seymour Mills and Harold Seymour produce an authoritative, multi-volume chronicle of America's national pastime. The first two volumes of this study -The Early Years and The Golden Age -won universal acclaim. The New York Times wrote that they "will grip every American who has invested part of his youth and dreams in the sport," while The Boston Globe called them "irresistible." Now, in The People's Game, the authors offer the first book devoted entirely to the history of the game outside of the professional leagues, revealing how, from its early beginnings up to World War II, baseball truly became the great American pastime. They explore the bond between baseball and boys through the decades, the game's place in institutions from colleges to prisons to the armed forces, the rise of women's baseball that coincided with nineteenth century feminism, and the struggles of black players and clubs from the later years of slavery up to the Second World War. Whether discussing the birth of softball or the origins of the seventh inning stretch, the Seymours enrich their extensive research with fascinating details and entertaining anecdotes as well as a wealth of baseball experience. The People's Game brings to life the central role of baseball for generations of Americans. Note: On August 2, 2010, Oxford University Press made public that it would credit Dorothy Seymour Mills as co-author of the three baseball histories previously "authored" solely by her late husband, Harold Seymour. The Seymours collaborated on Baseball: The Early Years (1960), Baseball: The Golden Age (1971) and Baseball: The People's Game (1991).

Zeit der Unschuld

Roman
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Piper Edition
ISBN: 3492979718
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Eine Geschichte von Liebe, Leidenschaft und Entsagung vor dem Hintergrund der morbiden New Yorker Gesellschaft - in den 1870er Jahren - einer der großen Klassiker der amerikanischen Literatur der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Edith Wharton Newland Archer, ein junger Anwalt aus der New Yorker High Society, verlobt sich klassenbewusst mit May. Als Mays Cousine Ellen nach einer gescheiterten Ehe mit einem europäischen Grafen nach New York zurückkehrt, verliebt sich Newland in die galante Gräfin. Der Vernunft gehorchend, unterwirft sich Newland jedoch dem Codex der Gesellschaft und opfert seine Liebe und sein Glück: Er nimmt den Auftrag von seiner Kanzlei an, Ellen von der Scheidung abzubringen und dringt auf eine schnelle Heirat mit May ... Als Meisterin der realistisch-gesellschaftskritischen amerikanischen Literatur erlebt sie heute weltweit ein Comeback

Straße der Schatten

Roman
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492971105
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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1890, New York City. Für Josephine Montfort, die aus einer wohlhabenden New Yorker Handelsfamilie stammt, scheint das Leben vorgezeichnet: Nach der Schule eine arrangierte Ehe, Kinder und ein ruhiges, häusliches Leben. Aber Josephine hat andere Pläne: Sie möchte als Journalistin auf das Leben der weniger Privilegierten aufmerksam machen. Doch eine Familientragödie reißt sie jäh aus ihren Träumen – ihr Vater stirbt zu Hause durch seine eigene Waffe. Josephine glaubt nicht an einen Unfall und der attraktive Journalist Eddie Gallagher bestärkt sie in ihrem Verdacht. Zu zweit beginnen sie eine Spurensuche, die sie in die zwielichtigsten und gefährlichsten New Yorker Viertel führt – und setzen dabei ihr eigenes Leben aufs Spiel ...

Citizen Sidel

New York knallhart
Author: Jerome Charyn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783867890397
Category:
Page: 188
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Das Problem mit den Frauen


Author: Jacky Fleming
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462316958
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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Feministisch! Herrlich sarkastisch! Und gar nicht dämlich! Können Frauen Genies sein? Oder sind ihre Arme zu kurz und ihre Köpfe zu klein? Warum haben wir im Geschichtsunterricht nur über zwei drei Frauen etwas gelernt? Was haben eigentlich all die anderen früher gemacht? »Jacky Fleming schaut genau hin – und das muss sie auch, denn sie sind schwer zu finden: Frauen in der Geschichte.« The Guardian »Schon der Anblick der weiblichen Gestalt lehrt, dass das Weib weder zu großen geistigen, noch körperlichen Arbeiten bestimmt ist.« Arthur Schopenhauer

Die Legende von Sleepy Hollow

Neu übersetzte Ausgabe
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3842345550
Category: Fiction
Page: 69
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Irvings Geschichte vom kopflosen Reitergespenst, die er 1820 veröffentlichte, gehört in den Vereinigten Staaten zu den bekanntesten literarischen Stoffen. Wer sich für die US-amerikanische Kultur interessiert und gleichzeitig eine vergnügliche Lektüre sucht, kommt an "Sleepy Hollow"nicht vorbei. Der Verdienst, diese Geschichte auch deutschen Lesern erschlossen zu haben, gebührt zweifellos Adolf Strodtmann, der diese und weitere englischsprachigen Erzählungen im 19. Jahrhundert übersetzt hat. Allerdings ist diese Übertragung für heutige Leser streckenweise kaum noch verständlich, was die Freude, sich mit der Geschichte zu beschäftigen, deutlich trübt. Dieser Band enthält daher eine aktuelle Übersetzung, die exklusiv für ofd edition erstellt wurde.

Baseball History


Author: Peter Levine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780887363429
Category: Baseball
Page: N.A
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Presents a series of articles, reviews, and interviews relating to the history of baseball

Bis wir frei sind

Mein Kampf für Menschenrechte im Iran
Author: Shirin Ebadi
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492974813
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Shirin Ebadi, die erste muslimische Friedensnobelpreisträgerin, wurde wegen ihres Engagements für Menschenrechte in ihrem Heimatland jahrelang von der iranischen Regierung bedroht und schikaniert – und verlor dabei alles: ihren Ehemann, ihr Zuhause, ihre Freunde, ihr Hab und Gut. Nur eines konnte man der Menschenrechtsaktivistin nicht nehmen: den Glauben an eine bessere Zukunft und den Willen, für ihre Überzeugungen zu kämpfen. Nun erzählt sie auf bewegende und erschütternde Weise von ihrem unablässigen Kampf für Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit, den sie trotz aller Widrigkeiten auch im Exil unerschrocken fortführt. Nach dem großen Erfolg von »Mein Iran« ist dies der zweite Teil ihrer beeindruckenden Geschichte.

Das dritte Geschlecht


Author: Ernst von Wolzogen
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849639266
Category:
Page: 167
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In "Das dritte Geschlecht" greift der Schriftsteller ein Thema auf, das um 1900 sehr verpönt war: berufstätige Frauen mit Kindern. Erzählt wird die Geschichte der Modeschöpferin von Robiceck, die trotz ihres Erfolges ein Kind gebärt, ein Kind, das nur ihr "gehören" soll ...

Breaking into baseball

women and the national pastime
Author: Jean Hastings Ardell
Publisher: Southern Illinois University
ISBN: 9780809326266
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 278
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While baseball is traditionally perceived as a game to be played, enjoyed, and reported from a masculine perspective, it has long been beloved among women—more so than any other spectator sport. Breaking into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime upends baseball’s accepted history to at last reveal just how involved women are, and have always been, in the American game. Through provocative interviews and deft research, Jean Hastings Ardell devotes a detailed chapter to each of the seven ways women participate in the game—from the stands as fans, on the field as professionals or as amateur players, behind the plate as umpires, in the front office as executives, in the press box as sportswriters and reporters, or in the shadows as Baseball Annies. From these revelatory vantage points, Ardell invites overdue appreciation for the affinity and talent women bring to baseball at all levels and shows us our national game anew. From its ancient origins in spring fertility rituals through contemporary marketing efforts geared toward an ever-increasing female fan base, baseball has always had a feminine side, and generations of women have sought—and been sought after—to participate in the sport, even when doing so meant challenging the cultural mores of their era. In that regard, women have been breaking into baseball from the very beginning. But recent decades have witnessed great strides in legitimizing women’s roles on the diamond as players and umpires as well as in vital management and media roles. In her thoughtfully organized and engagingly written survey, Ardell offers a chance for sports enthusiasts and historians of both genders to better appreciate the storied and complex relationship women have so long shared with the game and to glimpse the future of women in baseball. Breaking into Baseball is augmented by twenty-four illustrations and a foreword from Ila Borders, the first woman to play more than three seasons of men’s professional baseball.

Black Women in America


Author: Darlene Clark Hine
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195223767
Category: African American women
Page: 2136
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Provides biographies and topical essays discussing the important roles Black women have played in American history.