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Playing America's game : baseball, Latinos, and the color line

Author: Adrian Burgos
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Series: American crossroads, 23.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Latinos have been a significant presence in professional leagues from the beginning. Offering a study on Latinos and professional baseball since the 1880s, this book tells a compelling story of the men who negotiated the color line at every turn: passing as "Spanish" in the major leagues, or seeking respect and acceptance in the Negro leagues.
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Burgos, Adrian, 1969-
Playing America's game.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007002883
(OCoLC)81150202
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Burgos
ISBN: 9780520940772 0520940776 9781435603851 1435603850 1433708817 9781433708817
OCLC Number: 176853923
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 362 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Latinos play America's game --
A national game emerges --
Early maneuvers --
Holding the line --
Baseball should follow the flag --
"Purest bars of Castilian soap" --
Making Cuban stars --
Becoming Cuban senators --
Playing in the world Jim Crow made --
Latinos and baseball's integration --
Troubling the waters --
Latinos and baseball's global turn --
Saying it is So-sa! --
Conclusion: Still playing America's game.
Series Title: American crossroads, 23.
Responsibility: Adrian Burgos, Jr.
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"Fascinating"--New York Times "If you want to understand the Latino experience in baseball, read this book."--Slate Magazine "The best book yet on the history of Latinos in American Read more...

 
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