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The Forgotten History of African American Baseball

by Lawrence Hogan

eBook

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For 100 years, African Americans were barred from playing in the premier baseball leagues of the United States—where only Caucasians were allowed. Talented black athletes until the 1950s were largely limited to only playing in Negro leagues, or possibly playing against white teams in exhibition, post-season play, or barnstorming contests—if it was deemed profitable for the white hosts. Even so, the people and events of Jim Crow baseball had incredible beauty, richness, and quality of play and character. The deep significance of Negro baseball leagues in establishing the texture of American history is an experience that cannot be allowed to slip away and be forgotten.

This book takes readers from the origins of African Americans playing the American game of baseball on southern plantations in the pre-Civil War era through Black baseball and America's long era of Jim Crow segregation to the significance of Black baseball within our modern-day, post-Civil Rights Movement perspective.


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Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 24, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780313379857
  • Release date: June 24, 2014

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780313379857
  • File size: 3081 KB
  • Release date: June 24, 2014

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9780313379857
  • File size: 4029 KB
  • Release date: June 24, 2014

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English

For 100 years, African Americans were barred from playing in the premier baseball leagues of the United States—where only Caucasians were allowed. Talented black athletes until the 1950s were largely limited to only playing in Negro leagues, or possibly playing against white teams in exhibition, post-season play, or barnstorming contests—if it was deemed profitable for the white hosts. Even so, the people and events of Jim Crow baseball had incredible beauty, richness, and quality of play and character. The deep significance of Negro baseball leagues in establishing the texture of American history is an experience that cannot be allowed to slip away and be forgotten.

This book takes readers from the origins of African Americans playing the American game of baseball on southern plantations in the pre-Civil War era through Black baseball and America's long era of Jim Crow segregation to the significance of Black baseball within our modern-day, post-Civil Rights Movement perspective.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    ABC-CLIO

    Kindle Book
    Release date: June 24, 2014

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780313379857
    Release date: June 24, 2014

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780313379857
    File size: 3081 KB
    Release date: June 24, 2014

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780313379857
    File size: 4029 KB
    Release date: June 24, 2014

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English