When reading this article, I was intrigued at the great sense of national identity that Cubans have for the game of baseball, despite it originating in the United States. The author states that baseball
Quote: “Baseball was one aspect of American culture that proved to have irresistible appeal.” This quote stuck out to me after reading both the chapter in Raceball and the article about baseball in Venezuela.
Quote: “Baseball was a powerful force in the democratization and secularization of Cuban culture, at least as an ideal, if not quite so in practice.” While under the reign of the Spanish, Cuba experienced
Reconstruction and the myth of “The Lost Cause” are topics that I’ve spent a decent amount of time over recent years reading and researching through articles and documentaries. Lost Cause ideas perpetuated the completely
“From la bomba to béisbol: sport and the Americanisation of Puerto Rico,1898–1950” is an article in the The International Journal of the History of Sport, written by Roberta J. Park. Park discusses the influence