The Golden Age of Chicago Baseball in an Era of Social Turmoil: Sport and Society 1901-19 | Newberry

The Golden Age of Chicago Baseball in an Era of Social Turmoil: Sport and Society 1901-19

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Dr. Robert Bionaz, Chicago State University
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

The success of its baseball teams between 1901 and 1919 catapulted Chicago to the top of the sporting world. In those 19 seasons, Chicago teams won 9 pennants (10 if you count the 1915 Federal League title won by the Chicago Whales) and 4 world championships. Putting a gloss on an era of debilitating poverty, labor unrest, racial violence, and a world war, the winning ways of the teams created a welcome distraction from everyday life. This seminar will explore the connections between sport and society in an attempt to ascertain just what these teams symbolized to the city’s residents.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 6, 2017. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at rossc@newberry.org.

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.