Dr. Fran Bender
The History of Baseball
Baseball is an American game and the nation's pastime. But it is much more than just a sport. To study the story of baseball is to study the history of the United States. Using Ken Burns's Emmy Award-winning documentary film series as a guide, this course will explore what baseball reveals about America's past, present, and future.
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About the professor
Dr. Thompson teaches upper-division courses on Colonial and Revolutionary America (HIST 3350), the U.S. Early National Period (HIST 3360), and the History of the South (HIST 3430), and intends to offer advanced-level courses on American slavery, labor, and maritime history. He also teaches the American history survey to 1865 (HIST 2010), as well as the department’s seminar on historical methods, research, and writing (HIST 3010). Dr. Thompson is the faculty advisor of the History Club.
Email Address: Michael-D-Thompson@utc.edu