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Out of the shadows : African American baseball from the Cuban Giants to Jackie Robinson

Author: Bill Kirwin
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For nearly fifteen years NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture has been a leading scholarly journal of baseball history. Covering the cultural and historical implications of America's national pastime, NINE has explored baseball from the earliest matches and little-known players of the 1800s to the modern billion-dollar industry and its superstars of today. Here, gathered for the first time, are the best  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Out of the shadows.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005004661
(OCoLC)57730999
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Kirwin
ISBN: 9780803251533 080325153X 9781280423895 1280423897
OCLC Number: 61519683
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 226 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The birth of the Cuban Giants: the origins of black professional baseball / by Jerry Malloy --
When all heaven rejoiced: Branch Rickey and the origins of the breaking of the color line / by Lee Lowenfish --
The year "Cool Papa" Bell lost the batting title: Mr. Branch Rickey and Mr. Jackie Robinson's plea for affirmative action / by Anthony R. Pratkanis and Marlene E. Turner --
Baseball and community: from Pittsburgh's hill to San Pedro's canefields / by Rob Ruck --
The strange career of Sol White, black baseball's first historian / by Jerry Malloy --
"Another chink in Jim Crow?" race and baseball on the northern plains, 1900-1935 / by Scott Roper --
From Giants to Monarchs: the 1890 season of the Colored Monarchs of York, Pennsylvania / by Jerry Jaye Wright --
Racial pioneering on the mound: Don Newcombe's social and psychological ordeal / by Guy Waterman --
Mamie "Peanut" Johnson: the last female voice of the Negro Leagues / by Jean Hastings Ardell --
Effa Manley, a major force in Negro baseball in the 1930s and 1940s / by Gai Ingham Berlage --
Dick Allen, the Phillies, and racism / by William C. Kashatus --
Nine principles of successful affirmative action: Mr. Branch Rickey, Mr. Jackie Robinson, and the integration of baseball / by Anthony R. Pratkanis and Marlene E. Turner.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Bill Kirwin.
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