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African-American sports greats : a biographical dictionary

Author: David L Porter
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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African-American athletes have played a significant role in the development and popularity of American professional sports, and have encountered numerous obstacles on the road to athletic success. This is the first comprehensive multi-sport biographical dictionary of African Americans who reached the pinnacles of success in their sport. It contains more personal and career profiles of African-American sports greats  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Biography Dictionaries
Biographies Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
African-American sports greats.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995
(DLC) 95007189
(OCoLC)32091155
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David L Porter
ISBN: 9780313387586 0313387583 0313289875 9780313289873
OCLC Number: 615600451
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 429 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface; History of African Americans in Professional and Olympic Sports; Biographies; Appendix 1: Alphabetical Listing of Entries with Sport; Appendix 2: Entries by Major Sport; Appendix 3: Cross-References for Married Women Athletes; Index; About the Editor and Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by David L. Porter.

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