February 14, 2017. Baseball
- Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball. 1989; Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009. [Note: We will discuss the book during our Thursday class 2/16].
February 16, 2017. Days of Rest: Holidays, Nature, & Leisure
- Gold McBride, Sarah, “Power Is On the Side of the Beard: Masculinity and Facial Hair in Nineteenth-Century America” (USHS)
For your weekly assignment, please post two discussion questions you have about our readings this week that you would like to talk about in class. Your questions will be used in class on Thursday.
I also highly recommend the Ken Burns baseball documentary series.