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ramblinsoxfan11
01-18-2011, 10:00 PM
Hey everyone I'm a college student working on a historical research paper about the 1919 Black Sox scandal and its impact on both Chicago society and on baseball as a whole. However, I just started and need to start gathering sources, does anyone know of any good historical books written about the event? Thanks, and go white sox!

EMachine10
01-18-2011, 10:18 PM
Hey everyone I'm a college student working on a historical research paper about the 1919 Black Sox scandal and its impact on both Chicago society and on baseball as a whole. However, I just started and need to start gathering sources, does anyone know of any good historical books written about the event? Thanks, and go white sox!
Just started reading Burying the Black Sox: How Baseball's Cover Up of the 1919 World Series Fix Almost Succeeded, by Gene Carney

SephClone89
01-18-2011, 10:43 PM
Burying the Black Sox is definitely a big one.

You can't ignore Eight Men Out. Use it in the context of the wider scholarship, though. It's been suggested that much of the material in the book is invention. There was a link posted to a scholar's criticism of the book posted here ages ago...maybe I'll dig it up at some point.

EDIT: Took me a while to find it, but here it is. Definitely seems like the type of material one can cite in a scholarly paper.

I'm not sure if you're a history major or what, but if you're pretty far along in the process, I'd definitely use Asinof's work as well and argue with it. That's the fun part of history.

http://www.chicagolawyermagazine.com/Archives/2009/09/01/092009sox.aspx

CWSpalehoseCWS
01-19-2011, 03:54 AM
Burying the Black Sox is definitely a big one.

You can't ignore Eight Men Out. Use it in the context of the wider scholarship, though. It's been suggested that much of the material in the book is invention. There was a link posted to a scholar's criticism of the book posted here ages ago...maybe I'll dig it up at some point.

EDIT: Took me a while to find it, but here it is. Definitely seems like the type of material one can cite in a scholarly paper.

I'm not sure if you're a history major or what, but if you're pretty far along in the process, I'd definitely use Asinof's work as well and argue with it. That's the fun part of history.

http://www.chicagolawyermagazine.com/Archives/2009/09/01/092009sox.aspx

I had to give a speech on this way back when I first started college, and that's what I used. Eight Men Out, IMO gives the easiest understanding of what happened, but if I remember correctly isn't the most accurate. Still helps big time though. Wish I could remember my other sources. I remember having an article about the idea coming from the previous WS (Cubbies losing to Red Sox), and I think it was posted here. Gotta mention that just to razz any Cub's fans, lol.

cws05champ
01-19-2011, 07:09 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Original-Curse-Throw-Incite-Scandal/dp/0071629971

This is the book that suggests the Sox got the idea from the Cubs...

SI1020
01-19-2011, 08:27 AM
Just started reading Burying the Black Sox: How Baseball's Cover Up of the 1919 World Series Fix Almost Succeeded, by Gene Carney The best book by far ever written about the Black Sox.

palehosepub
01-19-2011, 10:55 AM
Some good information in Rich Lindbergs books including the White Sox Encyclopedia / Total White Sox

Soxman24
01-19-2011, 02:01 PM
If you haven't already found this site, there are some court manuscripts on here that might be helpful.

http://www.1919blacksox.com/index2.htm

ramblinsoxfan11
01-19-2011, 11:45 PM
Thank you all very much! I just started researching so all of these will be great :)