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Fight for old DC : George Preston Marshall, the integration of the Washington Redskins, and the rise of a new NFL

Author: Andrew O'Toole
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of the convergence of Washington Redskins owner George Preston Marshall, resisting integration as the last holdout in football and in pro sports, with the major changes that took place in the NFL from 1958 through 1962"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2016019560
(OCoLC)946906391
Named Person: George Preston Marshall
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew O'Toole
ISBN: 9780803299467 080329946X 9780803299481 0803299486
OCLC Number: 958937158
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue: Burgundy, Gold, and Caucasian; 1 "What's the Difference?"; 2 Pomp and Pageantry; 3 It Takes Ten to Tango; 4 There Was Interest; 5 Fight for Old Dixie; 6 The Last Word; 7 "It's Not That Important"; 8 The Last Citadel of Segregation; 9 States' Rights Football; 10 "This Isn't a League Affair"; 11 In Good Faith; 12 "We Mean Business"; 13 "I'm Still Running This Team"; 14 "Is That All?"; 15 Out of the Shadows; Epilogue: "Sit Down for Nobody"; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Andrew O'Toole.

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Using the story of George Preston Marshall's ownership of the Washington Redskins, and in particular his holdout against the integration of black players, Fight for Old DC chronicles the pivotal  Read more...

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