Batter up! Come hear Joel Franks talk about race, colonization, and baseball in the twentieth century
Dr. Joel 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.

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San José State's University Scholar Series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Library, and the Spartan Bookstore. Hosted by the Provost, this series provides a unique opportunity for SJSU faculty members to showcase their important research and scholarly activities. During each semester there are typically three speakers. All students, faculty, and staff members are invited to attend these events. Members of the public are welcome as well!

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