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PEMBERTON LIBRARY PRESENTS
“BASEBALL PARKS AND AMERICAN LANDSCAPES”
Saturday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m.

 

Pemberton Library will present “Baseball Parks and American Landscapes” by Stanton W. Green, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University, on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at the library located at 16 Broadway, Browns Mills.

This program is free and open to the public and registration is requested. The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

From the Council website:

“During the early twentieth century a series of immigrant groups largely from Europe found their place in America through baseball. On the streets of the lower east side first generation Americans played stickball while their parents spoke their native languages in the adjoining tenement buildings. In the ballparks, fans cheered for their countrymen, Italians, Jews, Irish, Polish players who excelled on the field. And the tradition continues into the twenty-first century as American baseball becomes increasingly international through the recruitment of Latin American and Asian ballplayers. This multimedia presentation explores the intriguing role that baseball has played in assimilating the waves of immigrants to the U.S.”

Stanton Green is a Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University. He has extensive experience conducting archaeological research, which resulted in the publication of dozens of major articles, book, and papers. Dr. Green is currently studying baseball and American society and has presented on baseball at conferences and events around the world, which includes the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York and a TedxNavesink Talk. His website is: www.outoftheboxeducation.org.

For more information about this event, please contact Paula Manzella at Pemberton Library at (609) 893-8262, or pmanzell@bcls.lib.nj.us . For more information about the Horizons Speakers Bureau, please visit http://njch.org/programs/hsb/.

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