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$40 million slaves : the rise, fall, and redemption of the black athlete

Author: William C Rhoden
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A critical analysis of African Americans in sports argues that every advance by black athletes has been countered by a setback and that black youngsters who are brought into big-time programs are exploited by the media and team owners.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William C Rhoden
ISBN: 0307353141 9780307353146
OCLC Number: 148695509
Description: xiii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Introduction --
ch. 1. The race begins : the dilemma of illusion --
ch. 2. The plantation : the dilemma of physical bondage --
ch. 3. The jockey syndrome : the dilemma of exclusion --
ch. 4. The Negro leagues : the dilemma of myopia --
ch. 5. Integration : the dilemma of inclusion without power --
ch. 6. Style : the dilemma of appropriation --
ch. 7. The conveyor belt : the dilemma of alienation --
ch. 8. The River Jordan : the dilemma of neutrality --
ch. 9. Ain't I a woman? : the dilemma of the double burden --
ch. 10. The $40 million slave : the dilemma of wealth without control --
ch. 11. The one who got away? : the dilemma of ownership --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Other Titles: Forty million dollar slaves
40 million dollar slaves
Responsibility: William C. Rhoden.

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A critical analysis of African Americans in sports argues that every advance by black athletes has been countered by a setback and that black youngsters who are brought into big-time programs are exploited by the media and team owners.

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