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Baseball's great experiment : Jackie Robinson and his legacy

Author: Jules Tygiel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 25th anniversary ed., expanded edView all editions and formats
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In this gripping account of one of the most important steps in the history of American desegregation, Jules Tygiel tells the story of Jackie Robinson's crossing of baseball's color line. Examining the social and historical context of Robinson's introduction into white organized baseball, both on and off the field, Tygiel also tells the often neglected stories of other African-American players--such as Satchel Paige,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Tygiel
ISBN: 9780195339284 0195339282
OCLC Number: 874721662
Description: xii, 415 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Early innings. The crucible of white hot competition ; Twilight ere the noon ; The conspiracy of silence ; Oh, they were are pair! ; It won't work out! --
Runs, hits, and errors. If they come here, they can't play ; Il a gagné ses épaulettes ; They don't want me? ; The most costly trial ever given a player ; A lone Negro in the game --
Extra innings. Remember, all out boys can't be a Robinson ; A Paul Bunyan in Technicolor ; The only thing I wanted to do was hit the major leagues ; The unwritten law of the South ; With all deliberate speed ; They've just got to forget they're Black ; Baseball has done it.
Responsibility: Jules Tygiel ; [with a new afterword].

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Drawing on dozens of interviews with players and front office executives, contemporary newspaper accounts, and personal papers, Tygiel provides the most telling and insightful account of Jackie  Read more...

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Rich, intelligent cultural history.... The effect of Mr. Tygiel's lively narrative is to make us realize, or remind us in case we've forgotten, what a remarkable impact Rickey's experiment had on Read more...

 
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