Bat, Ball, & Bible

Baseball and Sunday Observance in New York

Charles DeMotte

Bat, Ball, and Bible chronicles the collision of moral and social forces in the argument over playing baseball on Sunday or upholding New York's blue laws, meant to restrict social activities and maintain Sunday's traditional standing as a day of religious observation.
Publication date:
December 2012
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
Illustration :
27 b&w photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781597979474

Dimensions : 152 X 228 cm
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£15.99
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Overview
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• An illuminating look at one of the earliest instances of a "culture war”

Bat, Ball, and Bible chronicles the collision of moral and social forces in the argument over playing baseball on Sunday or upholding New York’s blue laws, meant to restrict social activities and maintain Sunday’s traditional standing as a day of religious observation. Baseball was at the center of this conflict, which led to social and moral upheaval at a time when New York was already undergoing rapid changes. Bat, Ball, and Bible is not solely about baseball; rather it illuminates one of the earliest instances of a “culture war” whose effects are still being felt today.