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Black ball and the boardwalk : the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City, 1916-1929

Author: James Overmyer
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Giants' accomplishments took place against an historical backdrop of change in African-American experience. The original players from Jacksonville, Florida, joined the northward black migration during World War I. This book chronicles the Giants' pivotal role in the development of black baseball in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, and the careers of the men who made it possible"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Overmyer
ISBN: 9780786472376 0786472375
OCLC Number: 877370900
Description: vii, 275 pages ; 26 cm
Responsibility: James E. Overmyer.

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"The Giants' accomplishments took place against an historical backdrop of change in African-American experience. The original players from Jacksonville, Florida, joined the northward black migration during World War I. This book chronicles the Giants' pivotal role in the development of black baseball in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, and the careers of the men who made it possible"--

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"well researched"--The Courier; "a detailed and fascinating season-by-season reconstruction of the history of the Bacharach Giants...an important book...meticulous...one of the most complete Read more...

 
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