Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Bloomer Girls Women Baseball Pioneers Disapproving scolds Sexist condescension Odd theories about the effect of exercise on reproductive organs Though baseball began as a gender neutral sport girls and women of the nineteenth century fac

  • Title: Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers
  • Author: Debra A. Shattuck
  • ISBN: 9780252081866
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • Disapproving scolds Sexist condescension Odd theories about the effect of exercise on reproductive organs Though baseball began as a gender neutral sport, girls and women of the nineteenth century faced many obstacles on their way to the diamond Yet all female nines took the field everywhere Debra A Shattuck pulls from newspaper accounts and hard to find club archiveDisapproving scolds Sexist condescension Odd theories about the effect of exercise on reproductive organs Though baseball began as a gender neutral sport, girls and women of the nineteenth century faced many obstacles on their way to the diamond Yet all female nines took the field everywhere Debra A Shattuck pulls from newspaper accounts and hard to find club archives to reconstruct a forgotten era in baseball history Her fascinating social history tracks women players who organized baseball clubs for their own enjoyment and found roster spots on men s teams Entrepreneurs, meanwhile, packaged women s teams as entertainment, organizing leagues and barnstorming tours If the women faced financial exploitation and indignities like playing against men in women s clothing, they and countless ballplayers like them nonetheless staked a claim to the nascent national pastime Shattuck explores how the determination to take their turn at bat thrust female players into narratives of the women s rights movement and transformed perceptions of women s physical and mental capacity.

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    • Shattuck's book explores the shift from baseball as a genderless boys and girls game to one coded as masculine, and how women still played the game in droves in the 19th century. The height of the book shows in the 1890s, at the boom of the bloomer girl teams, or professional women's baseball, with even a few instances of women playing on men's pro teams. Still, Shattuck shows how women played the games at all levels, from pickup to civic to factory to travel/entertainment teams and beyond. She [...]


    • I'll start by saying I'm not really the intended audience for this book, but I still enjoyed reading about 19th-century women and baseball. The author begins with the thesis that a gender-neutral sport that was then redrawn as a masculine sport as it became America's national sport, which is an interesting idea, but to me, her sources showed that girls were always on the fringes of the sport and their inclusion was either as a novelty or as a tomboy pursuit. I didn't feel I had to buy into her s [...]


    • This was an interesting topic, lots of information, and very thick with the details. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on the various colleges where female students were playing baseball, such as Vassar and Smith Colleges. However it believe this book is better as a reference book instead of one to read for pleasure. It is good for baseball scholars or those studying women's history, but not one I would recommend for baseball fans.


    • Bloomer Girls tells the story of women playing baseball in the 19th century. Thanks to the gendered narrative that baseball is a man's game and always has been, we have largely forgotten about all the women and girls who enjoyed the game and even got paid to play in the 19th century. This book seeks to place women back in the narrative. Sadly, due to women often using stage names or changing their names after marriage, it's hard to tell the stories of the individuals. The book instead tells abou [...]




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