A Book Review for Sport in American History

I put my sports cap back on this week and had a book review/essay posted on Sport in American History about Krister Swanson’s fine book Baseball’s Power Shift: How the Players Union, the Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture (University of Nebraska Press, 2016). The book analyzes Major League Baseball’s shifting labor politics and the power dynamic between team owners and professional athletes over a roughly 100 year period from the Gilded Age to the 1981 Players’ Strike. Sports and labor historians will get a lot out of this book. Please give the review a read and let me know what you think. I make no apologies for being an unabashed Cardinals fan.  😉



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