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Author Cusic, Don.

Title Baseball and country music / Don Cusic.

Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  327.73 TODD    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 182 pages ; 22 cm
Notes "A Ray and Pat Browne book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-168) and index.
Contents 1 Early Years 10 -- 2 Radio and Electricity 25 -- 3 Country Music and Baseball in America 34 -- 4 War Clouds Gather 50 -- 5 World War II Years 64 -- 6 After the War 75 -- 7 Fifties 90 -- 8 Baseball and Country Music on TV 99 -- 9 Radio in the Fifties 108 -- 10 Baseball and Country Music in a Changing World 115 -- 11 Baseball and Country Music's Troubled Times 120 -- 12 Baseball and Country Music on TV: Stage Two 134.
Summary The histories of baseball and country music ran in parallel tracks through most of the twentieth century. America's sport and America's music moved from the fringes to the mainstream, gaining exposure and building heroes, first via radio broadcasts and then on the television screen. Both evolved with American society through wartime, the Civil Rights movement, and into the age of multimillion dollar superstars. Don Cusic offers an engaging and insighful analysis that addresses race, gender, class, ethnicity, business practices and marketing, performance, media, and the cult of celebrity.
Subject Baseball -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Country music -- History and criticism.
Popular culture -- United States.
ISBN 0879728574 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0879728582 (paperback: alk. paper)