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Funded by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the MWCC Humanities Project strengthens the college’s humanities curriculum; supports collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and research in the humanities; examines the intersection between the humanities and other academic disciplines; and engages MWCC and the community in the discussion of enduring themes from the world’s many cultures and traditions.

Play Ball: The History, Culture & Politics of Baseball

Photograph of <q>New Deal</q> by Carol M. HighsmithPlay Ball celebrates America’s favorite pastime as it explores its complicated cultural history. But is it only America’s story? With nearly one third of players currently in the major league born outside of the United States, the story of baseball is as much a story of homeruns and perfect games as it is a story of race, class, and gender. From the Negro League to a “League of One’s Own”; from steroids to sabermetrics; from Fenway Park to fields of dreams on foreign shores, the story of baseball is a global story; it is the story of all of us.

 

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Your gift to the MWCC Humanities Project helps support public humanities programming in our communities and at the college. All money raised will be matched by the National Endowment for the Humanities one to two.
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Email: m_valois@mwcc.mass.edu
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Image Source: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. “Baseball.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-ca6b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99