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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] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Giants' accomplishments took place against an historical backdrop of a change in the African-American experience. The original players from Jacksonville, Florida, joined the northward black migration during World War I. The team was named after Harry Bacharach--an Atlantic City politician running for mayor--as a way to keep his name before the city's black community. The Giants were immediately successful, and  Read more...
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History
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Overmyer, James.
Black ball and the boardwalk.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
(DLC) 2014033089
(OCoLC)877370900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Overmyer
ISBN: 9781476617084 1476617082
OCLC Number: 893739553
Description: 1 online resource (275 pages)
Contents: 1. A long train ride to fame --
2. Surviving the Great War --
3. Under new management --
4. Back home in Atlantic City --
5. In the big leagues --
6. The championship seasons --
7. Down in the standings, and out of the city.
Responsibility: James E. Overmyer.

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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. The Giants' accomplishments took place  Read more...

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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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