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Before Jackie Robinson : the transcendent role of Black sporting pioneers

Author: Gerald R Gems
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contributions of early black athletes to a broader collective history, and their heroic confrontations with the entrenched racism of their times, helped bring about the incremental changes that  Read more...

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Before Jackie Robinson.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016030541
(OCoLC)946906317
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald R Gems
ISBN: 9780803296688 0803296681 9780803296701 0803296703
OCLC Number: 965445210
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction Gerald R. Gems 1. Like a Comet across the Heavens: Isaac Burns Murphy, Horseracing, and the Age of American Exceptionalism Pellom McDaniels III 2. John M. Shippen Jr.: Testing the Front Nine of American Golf Sarah Jane Eikleberry 3. When Great Wasn't Good Enough: Sam Ransom's Journey from Athlete to Activist Gerald R. Gems 4. A League of Their Own: Rube Foster's "Pitfalls of Baseball" Revisited Michael E. Lomax 5. Bessie Coleman: "The Only Race Aviatrix in the World" Bieke Gils 6. Sol Butler: The Fleeting Fame of a World-Class Black Athlete James E. Odenkirk 7. Robert L. "Bob" Douglas: "Aristocracy on the Court, an Architect of Men" Susan J. Rayl 8. Isadore Channels: The Recovered Life of a Great African American Sports Star Robert Pruter 9. Tommy Brookins: Pioneer in Two Worlds Murry Nelson 10. Tidye Pickett: The Unfulfilled Aspirations of America's Pioneering African American Female Track Star Robert Pruter 11. Harold "Killer" Johnson: Making a Career in the Popular Culture James Coates 12. Continuing the Struggle: Teddy Rhodes and Professional Golf Raymond Schmidt Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Gerald R. Gems.

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