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Research Paper! About Baseball...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:52 pm
by Spiegs1106
I was assigned a Research Paper and thought you could help me choose a topic question.

You May choose anything that falls under the heading 'race' and 'membership'.

Must have a thesis statement.
Must answer a question.

She gave us some topics to use and I found this one very interesting...

Integration of Baseball, Negro Leagues, Minor and Major Leagues

From the topic above...I must think of a question I can write 6 pages about and prove with details. Does anyone have any suggestions?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:06 pm
by Coppermine
Negro Leagues are a very interesting topic and there's a wealth of info. It's so interesting how baseball, even when segregated, was something of a uniting force. People would go to see the Negro League games and talk about how much better some the black players were; the integration of baseball and Jackie Robinson joining the Dodgers was not the result of civil disobedience or activism... it was the pure talent of Jackie Robinson that broke the color barrier and the fact that so many white players welcomed him to the league (and while many players hated him and many fans booed, it's amazing that he was more accepted than discriminated).

Absolutely fascinating and wonderful social commentary about the changing climate of American civilization all through the greatest sport in the world, America's past time.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:02 pm
by Simulacrum
You have to answer a question though... interesting. Perhaps a question like

Is the race membership in professional baseball significantly different than professional basketball/ football/ hockey? And then do some research on why.

That doesn't really incorporate the whole negro leagues thing though. I can't really think of a question involving the negro leagues :-?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:30 pm
by acsguitar
How about, "what is the direct correlation between the rise of televised sports and the increase of minority baseball players."

or....

"What is the comparrison in attendance between the age of the negro leagues and the total integration."

or...

"Although Jackie Robinson was baseballs first black player, who were to people behind the scenes who planted the seeds that allowed this growth."

or...

"Analyze the social trends of pre integration to post integration."



just some ideas sounds interesting though ;-D

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:33 pm
by Spiegs1106
Yeah those Ideas are great.

The problem is that she wants us to have a question to answer. She said the answer in the paper should be open ended...instead of a 'yes' or 'no' answer

"Was Jackie Robinson the only thing that helped integrate baseball"

Could that work. Other Suggestions welcome. Thanx!!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:51 pm
by Thursday
Coppermine wrote:Negro Leagues are a very interesting topic and there's a wealth of info. It's so interesting how baseball, even when segregated, was something of a uniting force. People would go to see the Negro League games and talk about how much better some the black players were; the integration of baseball and Jackie Robinson joining the Dodgers was not the result of civil disobedience or activism... it was the pure talent of Jackie Robinson that broke the color barrier and the fact that so many white players welcomed him to the league (and while many players hated him and many fans booed, it's amazing that he was more accepted than discriminated).

Absolutely fascinating and wonderful social commentary about the changing climate of American civilization all through the greatest sport in the world, America's past time.


There's your topic, right there. That's a paper i'd love to read.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:40 pm
by Spiegs1106
Thursday wrote:
Coppermine wrote:Negro Leagues are a very interesting topic and there's a wealth of info. It's so interesting how baseball, even when segregated, was something of a uniting force. People would go to see the Negro League games and talk about how much better some the black players were; the integration of baseball and Jackie Robinson joining the Dodgers was not the result of civil disobedience or activism... it was the pure talent of Jackie Robinson that broke the color barrier and the fact that so many white players welcomed him to the league (and while many players hated him and many fans booed, it's amazing that he was more accepted than discriminated).

Absolutely fascinating and wonderful social commentary about the changing climate of American civilization all through the greatest sport in the world, America's past time.


There's your topic, right there. That's a paper i'd love to read.


But what question do I write about?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:42 pm
by HiddenIdentity
Spiegs1106 wrote:
Thursday wrote:
Coppermine wrote:Negro Leagues are a very interesting topic and there's a wealth of info. It's so interesting how baseball, even when segregated, was something of a uniting force. People would go to see the Negro League games and talk about how much better some the black players were; the integration of baseball and Jackie Robinson joining the Dodgers was not the result of civil disobedience or activism... it was the pure talent of Jackie Robinson that broke the color barrier and the fact that so many white players welcomed him to the league (and while many players hated him and many fans booed, it's amazing that he was more accepted than discriminated).

Absolutely fascinating and wonderful social commentary about the changing climate of American civilization all through the greatest sport in the world, America's past time.


There's your topic, right there. That's a paper i'd love to read.


But what question do I write about?


I have a present for you. I just finished an 8 page research paper on the Negro Leagues and they're impact on the Civil Rights Movement back in mid-Janurary. It only got me a B+ though so I guess its not that good.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:58 pm
by Spiegs1106
HiddenIdentity wrote:
Spiegs1106 wrote:
Thursday wrote:
Coppermine wrote:Negro Leagues are a very interesting topic and there's a wealth of info. It's so interesting how baseball, even when segregated, was something of a uniting force. People would go to see the Negro League games and talk about how much better some the black players were; the integration of baseball and Jackie Robinson joining the Dodgers was not the result of civil disobedience or activism... it was the pure talent of Jackie Robinson that broke the color barrier and the fact that so many white players welcomed him to the league (and while many players hated him and many fans booed, it's amazing that he was more accepted than discriminated).

Absolutely fascinating and wonderful social commentary about the changing climate of American civilization all through the greatest sport in the world, America's past time.


There's your topic, right there. That's a paper i'd love to read.


But what question do I write about?


I have a present for you. I just finished an 8 page research paper on the Negro Leagues and they're impact on the Civil Rights Movement back in mid-Janurary. It only got me a B+ though so I guess its not that good.


I wouldn't want to copy the paper. But maybe you could help me out a little with places to find information

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:54 am
by HiddenIdentity
Spiegs1106 wrote:
HiddenIdentity wrote:
Spiegs1106 wrote:
Thursday wrote:
Coppermine wrote:Negro Leagues are a very interesting topic and there's a wealth of info. It's so interesting how baseball, even when segregated, was something of a uniting force. People would go to see the Negro League games and talk about how much better some the black players were; the integration of baseball and Jackie Robinson joining the Dodgers was not the result of civil disobedience or activism... it was the pure talent of Jackie Robinson that broke the color barrier and the fact that so many white players welcomed him to the league (and while many players hated him and many fans booed, it's amazing that he was more accepted than discriminated).

Absolutely fascinating and wonderful social commentary about the changing climate of American civilization all through the greatest sport in the world, America's past time.


There's your topic, right there. That's a paper i'd love to read.


But what question do I write about?


I have a present for you. I just finished an 8 page research paper on the Negro Leagues and they're impact on the Civil Rights Movement back in mid-Janurary. It only got me a B+ though so I guess its not that good.


I wouldn't want to copy the paper. But maybe you could help me out a little with places to find information


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