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Blackout : the untold story of Jackie Robinson's first spring training

Author: Chris Lamb
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the spring of 1946, following the defeat of Hitler's Germany, America found itself still struggling with the subtler but no less insidious tyrannies of racism and segregation at home. In the midst of it all, Jackie Robinson, a full year away from breaking major league baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers, was undergoing a harrowing dress rehearsal for integration - his first spring training as a
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lamb, Chris, 1958-
Blackout.
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, c2004
(OCoLC)609645694
Named Person: Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Lamb
ISBN: 0803229569 9780803229563 0803204310 9780803204317
OCLC Number: 54079843
Description: xii, 226 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Fried chicken and hard-boiled eggs --
Jim Crow baseball must end --
Rickey and Robinson challenge segregated baseball --
Robinson and Wright take their game to Sanford --
Robinson and Wright flee Sanford by sundown --
Robinson takes the field --
Cheap talk, Mexican millionaires, and Eddie Klep --
Lights out in Deland and locked gates in Jacksonville --
Integration stands its ground against southern intolerance --
Robinson wins the day during his first game in Montreal.
Responsibility: Chris Lamb.
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Chronicles Jackie Robinson's ordeal during spring training with the minor league Montreal Royals - how he struggled on the field and off. This work tells what happened during six weeks in segregated  Read more...

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