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When baseball went white : reconstruction, reconciliation, and dreams of a national pastime

Author: Ryan A Swanson
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explains how in the decade following the Civil War, baseball became segregated because its leaders wanted to grow its presence and appeal to Southerners, and wanted to professionalize it. The result was the exclusion of black players that lasted until 1947"--
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan A Swanson
ISBN: 9780803235212 0803235216
OCLC Number: 871228127
Description: xx, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Introduction --
Prominent players and clubs --
The war's over, 1865-67. Washington DC : A game to be governed ; Richamond : make it a southern game ; Philadelphia : baseball's boomtown --
Sorting our new divisions, 1867-69. Philadelphia : setting precedent ; Washington DC : nationalizing deparation ; Richmond : calibrating a response --
New realities entrenched, the 1870s. Philadelphia : permanent solutions ; Richmond : the final tally ; Washington DC : professional separation.
Responsibility: Ryan A. Swanson.

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Tells the story of Jackie Robinson valiantly breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947. Focusing on Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Richmond - three cities with large African American populations  Read more...

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"Deeply researched and well written, Ryan A. Swanson's When Baseball Went White carefully examines `the mechanics of segregation' that racially cleansed organized baseball during Reconstruction and Read more...

 
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