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Batter Up!: Race, Colonization, and Baseball in the Twentieth Century

On April 24, 2013 Joel Franks spoke in the University Scholar Series hosted by Provost Ellen Junn at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Dr. Joel Franks spoke about race, colonization, and baseball in the twentieth century. Dr. Franks teaches Asian American Studies and American Studies. He has done extensive research and writing in the area of Asian Pacific American sports. His most recent work, The Barnstorming Hawaiian Travelers: A Multiethnic Baseball Team Tours the Mainland, 1912- 1916, tells the story of a multiethnic, multiracial team of Hawaiian ballplayers who played across the continental U.S. from 1912 through 1916. This book sheds light on a little known tale of baseball, race, and colonization in the United States during the early decades of the twentieth century.

Date of Event

Spring 4-24-2013


Hawaii, baseball, Asian Pacific Americans, Sports


Asian American Studies


1 streaming video file (60 min.) : digital, sound, color. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

University Scholar Series: Joel Franks