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The Negro leagues, 1869-1960

Author: Leslie A Heaphy
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This complete history of the Negro Leagues begins in the second half of the nineteenth century, discussing the early attempts by African American players to be allowed to play with white teammates and progressing through the creation of the "Gentleman's Agreement" in the 1890s that kept baseball segregated. It then discusses the establishment of the first successful Negro League in 1920 and examines various aspects
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Genre/Form: History
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Heaphy, Leslie A., 1964-
Negro leagues, 1869-1960.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2003
(OCoLC)606931762
Online version:
Heaphy, Leslie A., 1964-
Negro leagues, 1869-1960.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2003
(OCoLC)608933886
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie A Heaphy
ISBN: 0786413808 9780786413805 9780786475216 0786475218
OCLC Number: 50285143
Description: viii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Background and origins --
Laying the foundations --
The first Negro national league --
The Negro leagues move east --
Not the stats, but life as a ball player off the field --
Negro league owners and management --
A new Negro national league --
Publicity and promotion --
Barnstorming --
The local scene --
South of the border --
Moving toward integration --
Opening the doors --
Demise of the Negro leagues --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: African American teams competing before 1920 --
Appendix B: African American players whose careers began before 1920 --
Appendix C: Negro league teams and opponents --
Appendix D: Negro league standings, 1920-1955 --
Appendix E: Latin American players in the Negro leagues --
Appendix F: Negro league players in Latin America.
Responsibility: by Leslie A. Heaphy.

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"excellent overview...extensive notes...thorough index...essential piece to your baseball history collection"--Against the Grain; "this book [is] a milestone in Negro league historiography"--Choice; Read more...

 
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