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Saying It's So: A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal
by Daniel A. Nathan
University of Illinois Press, 2002
Cloth: 978-0-252-02765-9 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09198-8 | Paper: 978-0-252-07313-7
Library of Congress Classification GV875.C58N38 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.357640977311

The story of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and his teammates purportedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds has lingered in our collective consciousness for more than eighty years. Daniel A. Nathan's wide-ranging, interdisciplinary cultural history is less concerned with the details of the scandal than with how it has been represented and remembered by journalists, historians, novelists, filmmakers, and baseball fans. Saying It's So offers a series of astute reflections on what these different cultural narratives reveal about their creators and the eras in which they were created, producing a complex study of cultural values, memory, and the ways people make meaning.
A volume in the series Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts

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