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Out of left field : Jews and Black baseball

Author: Rebecca T Alpert
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is an eye-opening look at one of baseball's most intriguing and little known stories: the many-faceted relationship between Jews and black baseball in Jim Crow America. In Out of Left Field,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca T Alpert
ISBN: 9780190619138 0190619139 9780195399004 0195399005
OCLC Number: 934238621
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: xi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Baseball was America --
The business of Black baseball before World War II --
World War II and the advancement of Black baseball --
The conflict over comedy baseball --
The Jewish contribution to ending Jim Crow baseball --
Enter Jackie Robinson.
Responsibility: Rebecca T. Alpert.

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Alpert skillfully reconstructs the surprising story of Jewish involvement in black baseball...Clearly written and thoroughly documented, Alpert recovers this valuable story about baseball, race, and Read more...

 
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