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A Level Playing Field : African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports

Author: Gerald Lyn Early
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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As Americans, we believe there ought to be a level playing field for everyone. Even if we don't expect to finish first, we do expect a fair start. Only in sports have African Americans actually found that elusive level ground. But at the same time, black players offer an ironic perspective on the athlete hero, for they represent a group historically held to be without social honor. In this collection of sports  Read more...
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Early, Gerald Lyn.
Level playing field.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010047288
(OCoLC)676725371
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Lyn Early
ISBN: 9780674060869 0674060865
OCLC Number: 754841337
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 263 pages)
Contents: Leveling the playing field. When worlds collide : Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson, Harry Truman, and the Korean War ; Curt Flood, gratitude, and the image of baseball ; Donovan McNabb, Rush Limbaugh, and the making of the Black quarterback --
Heroism and the Republic of Sports. American integration, Black heroism, and the meaning of Jackie Robinson ; Performance and reality : race, sports, and the modern world ; Where have we gone, Mr. Robinson?
Responsibility: Gerald L. Early.
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The noted cultural critic Gerald Early explores the intersection of race and sports, and our deeper, often contradictory attitudes toward the athletes we glorify. What desires and anxieties are  Read more...

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