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When Baseball Met Big Bill Haywood


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Scott C. Roper is Professor of Geography at Castleton University in Vermont. He specializes in North American cultural, historical, and ethnic geography and material-culture studies.

Stephanie Abbot Roper is a Senior Instructor at Rivier University and Adjunct Professor at Nashua Community College in New Hampshire, where she teaches a variety of courses in U.S. history and cultural geography.


"An absorbing narrative of how baseball was used as an Americanization technique not only to forestall the threat of immigrant workers forming a labor union in the largest cotton textile mill in the world, but also to defend its dominant influence on public affairs in Manchester, New Hampshire. The authors have an engaging style, which effectively mixes scholarly research with clear prose to develop the narrative."--Charlie Bevis, author of Red Sox vs. Braves in Boston; "When Baseball Met Big Bill Haywood should be of great interest both to labor historians and baseball historians, particularly those who enjoy the history of New England."--Krister Swanson, author of Baseball's Power Shift: How the Players Union, the Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture.

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