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Black Barons of Birmingham : the south's greatest Negro League team and its players

Author: Larry Powell
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Emphasizes first the accomplishments within the organized black leagues of the 1920s through 1947 (the year Robinson broke the color line); then the Black Barons of subsequent decades, the former Barons invited to Tryout Camps, others who signed with minor league clubs, and the fortunate few who got their long-awaited chance at the major leagues"--Provided by publisher.
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History
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Powell, Larry, 1948-
Black Barons of Birmingham.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2009022660
(OCoLC)261267980
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Powell
ISBN: 9780786454808 0786454806
OCLC Number: 646854226
Description: 1 online resource (v, 220 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. The Black Barons Before Integration; Introduction; 1. The Black Barons in the 1920s; 2. The Black Barons in the 1930s; 3. The Black Barons in the 1940s; Part II. The Black Barons After Integration; Introduction; 4. Post-Robinson Era Black Barons; 5. Players and Tryout Camps; 6. Black Barons in the White Minor Leagues; 7. Black Barons in the Major Leagues.
Responsibility: Larry Powell ; foreword by Clayton Sherrod.

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Presents the history of Birmingham Black Barons, a Negro League team. This book emphasizes the accomplishments of both within the organized black leagues of the 1920s, the 1930s, and the years 1940  Read more...

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-Larry Powell has broken new ground...there is real strength in the wealth of information on individual players, much of it drawn from personal interviews---Midwest Book Review; -Larry Powell Read more...

 
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