New this month from the University of Nebraska Press is The Postwar Yankees: Baseball’s Golden Age Revisited by David G. Surdam. Surdam deconstructs this idyllic period to show that while the Yankees piled on pennants and World Series titles through the 1950s, Major League Baseball attendance consistently declined and gate-revenue disparity widened through the mid-1950s. Contrary to popular belief, the era was already experiencing many problems that fans of today’s game bemoan, including a competitive imbalance and callous owners who ran the league like a cartel. Fans also found aging, decrepit stadiums ill-equipped for the burgeoning automobile culture, while television and new forms of leisure competed for their attention,
This week Linking in Lincoln will do a little deconstructing of our own by providing some links that will help you deconstruct this period from a different perspective. Care to join me, readers?
Well first off, may I introduce the New York Yankees, I’m sure you’ve heard of them. For a more personal introduction let’s take a look at The Official Site of the New York Yankees.
The National WWII Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces and the more than 400,000 who died. You can see for yourself here.
What happened to literature and culture post World War II? To get a comprehensive perspective please head to english.Berkeley.edu for a series of links to bibliographies, genres, etc.
During times of war, women were often called upon to take up some of the extra slack of society and sports were no different. Head to the Illinois Periodical Online to see what Women’s baseball looked like during WWII.
Head to baseball-almanac.com for their top ten baseball movies of all time.
For the top ten World War II movies of all time, head to msnbc.com
Well bloggers, I hope you enjoyed the links. Please check back tomorrow for This Week in History. In the mean time you can find The Postwar Yankees: Baseball’s Golden Age Revisited by David G. Surdam at the University of Nebraska Press.