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Title:Uncle Sam’s Pastime: La Liga Mexicana and the Hegemony of Major League Baseball, 1942-1948
Author(s):Nava, Mariano
Contributor(s):Burgos Jr., Adrian
Subject(s):History
Abstract:Uncle Sam’s Pastime: La Liga Mexicana and the Hegemony of Major League Baseball, 1942-1948 is about how millionaire mogul Jorge Pasquel and La Liga Mexicana (the Mexican Baseball League) challenged the hegemony of Major League Baseball in a time where ones race not only dictated their worth but also their livelihood. This story analyzes how Pasquel, La Liga and those who played south of the border were framed and presented differently in English and Spanish-language mainstream newspapers to U.S. (white) and Latino (Mexican) audiences during World War II. The representations of La Liga Mexicana– and by default Pasquel, the players and more broadly Mexicans– presented in the media gives insight to the race relations and sentiments between U.S. (white) and Latino (Mexican) peoples during the 1940’s, a period that witnessed the United States enter World War II which resulted in an influx and exploitation of Latino (Mexican) labor across many U.S. industries, baseball included.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:Office of Minority Student Affairs
Genre:Other
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95809
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Mariano Nava
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-03-29


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  • TRiO - Vol. 2, no.1 2016
    The TRiO McNair journal is a culmination of research conducted by student scholars and their facutly representatives through the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.

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