George Kirsch

George Kirsch


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PHD, Columbia University
BA, Cornell University


Currently completing a memoir and social history of Hackensack, NJ entitled Six Guys From Hackensack: Coming of Age in the Real New Jersey

Professional Experience

  • Guest speaker at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY, June 4, 2011 and August 16, 2011;
  • Guest speaker at Brooklyn Historical Society, June 12, 2011
  • Guest speaker at Winding Hills Golf Club, February 26, 2011
  • Guest speaker at Quinnipiac University, October 12, 2010
  • Reviewer of manuscripts for several university presses
  • Contributor to “Disunion” blog on the Civil War in Opinionator online section of the New York Times

Publications & Professional Activities

Recent books:

  • Golf in America (University of Illinois Press, 2009)
  • Baseball in Blue and Gray: The National Pastime During the Civil War (Princeton University Press, 2007, paperback, 2003, hardcover)
  • Baseball and Cricket: The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72  (University of Illinois Press, 2007, paperback, 1989, hardcover)
  • Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States, co-editor with Claire E. Nolte and Othello Harris (Greenwood Pres, 2000)
  • Numerous articles and book reviews
  • Conference Papers: Numerous

Courses Taught/Teaching

HIST 206      United States Through 1876
HIST 210      Great Issues American History
HIST 380      Sport and American Society
HIST 381      Colonial and Revoluntionary America to 1789
HIST 383      Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 387      New York City and the American Urban Experience
SOC 380      Sport and American Society