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Baseball

Salve Regina University

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Executive Director’S Note, Ruth S. Taylor Jan 2016

Executive Director’S Note, Ruth S. Taylor

Newport History

The Journal has highlighted local and regional history in text and images for over one hundred years. While the focus in the past has been on social and architectural history, articles have taught us also about the art, political, military, and economic history of Newport County, and have done so in a venue that is accessible to all of our friends and members. Under a new editor and refreshed publications committee, the Journal will offer a broader scope of scholarly articles, but will continue to be publically accessible.


Editor’S Note, Elizabeth C. Stevens Jan 2016

Editor’S Note, Elizabeth C. Stevens

Newport History

This issue, we are publishing two articles that reflect aspects of Newporters’ leisure time in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Robert Cvornyek’s robust account of black baseball, “Touching Base: Race, Sport, and Community in Newport,” uncovers a wealth of information about local African-American teams and players, the integration of baseball in Newport (long before Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947), and the visits to the city of elite Negro League teams.

In her article, “From Virtuous Visions to Rubbish and Rats: A Natural History Society in Gilded Age Newport,” Kathrinne Duffy reminds us of a significant chapter ...