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Playing America's game : baseball, Latinos, and the color line

Author: Adrian Burgos
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Series: American crossroads.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Although largely ignored by historians of both baseball in general and the Negro leagues in particular, Latinos have been a significant presence in organized baseball from the beginning. In this benchmark study on Latinos and professional baseball from the 1880s to the present, Adrian Burgos tells a compelling story of the men who negotiated the color line at every turn--passing as "Spanish" in the major leagues or  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Burgos
ISBN: 9780520236462 0520236467 9780520251434 0520251431
OCLC Number: 81150202
Description: xx, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Latinos play America's game --
A national game emerges --
Early maneuvers --
Holding the line --
Baseball should follow the flag --
"Purest bars of Castilian soap" --
Making Cuban stars --
Becoming Cuban senators --
Playing in the world Jim Crow made --
Latinos and baseball's integration --
Troubling the waters --
Latinos and baseball's global turn --
Saying it is So-sa! --
Conclusion: Still playing America's game.
Series Title: American crossroads.
Responsibility: Adrian Burgos, Jr.
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A study on Latinos and professional baseball. It demonstrates how the manipulation of racial distinctions that allowed management to recruit and sign Latino players provided a template for Brooklyn  Read more...


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"Fascinating"--New York Times "If you want to understand the Latino experience in baseball, read this book."--Slate Magazine "The best book yet on the history of Latinos in American Read more...

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