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Black baseball, 1858-1900 : a comprehensive record of the teams, players, managers, owners and umpires

Author: James E Brunson
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" This is one of the most important baseball books to be published in a long time, taking a comprehensive look at black participation in the national pastime from 1858 through 1900. It provides team rosters and team histories, player biographies, a list of umpires and games they officiated, and information on team managers and team secretaries"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Brunson
ISBN: 9780786494170 0786494174 9781476616582 1476616582
OCLC Number: 1060179344
Description: 3 volumes (vii, 1393 pages) : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Introduction: The Scribbling Class --
"They Covered Themselves in Glory": The Lost Baseball World of the New Negro (Essay) --
Team Profiles, 1858-1900 --
Club Rosters, 1858-1900 --
Directory: Managers, Promoters, and Other Contacts, 1867-1900 --
Volume 2: Brothers and Brotherhood: Black Baseball's Family Networks (Essay) --
Empire and Pastime: The Objectification of Black Baseball (Essay) --
Player Register, A-L --
Volume 3: Player Register, M-Z --
A Matter of Ability, and Not Color: The Rise of Black Umpires (Essay) --
Black Umpires: A Chronology of Games, 1858-1900 --
The Politics of Performance: Music, Minstrelsy and Black Baseball (Essay).
Responsibility: James E. Brunson III ; foreword by John Thorn.

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