Tim Draper, a history professor at Waubonsee College, presents an American retrospective set to the backdrop of the 1977 baseball season in Chicago, when both teams led their divisions late into the season before collapsing: At the intersections of Rust Belt de-industrialization, urban and racial politics, 1960s’ legacies, and popular culture occurred fundamental changes in professional sports in an era of American vulnerability.
Made possible by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council.
First lecture in the 2013 Sampler Lecture Series
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