Take a journey through the world of America's national hat with the book Ball Cap Nation by Jim Lilliefors.
As the country grows increasingly diverse and complicated, Americans seek, and occasionally find, a common thread to unite them. In his book, Jim Lilliefors reveals that common thread is what the baseball cap is made of and ultimately what transformed it into America’s National Hat.
As fads go, it’s no longer even a fad, but a part of the national identity. It feeds an illusion that Americans cherish — that despite their differences, and no matter what position they play — when wearing a baseball cap, they’re all part of the same team. Ball Cap Nation explores every aspect of caps and their culture, including the history, manufacturing, and evolution of baseball caps; collecting and caring for caps; cap etiquette; and even cap urban legends. Packed with photos throughout, this Jim Lilliefors book takes a delightful look at a uniquely American phenomenon.
Publisher: Clerisy Press
Publication date: 7/1/2009
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