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Title:
Conspiracy of silence : sportswriters and the long campaign to desegregate baseball / Chris Lamb.
Call Number:
796.357 LAM
Publication Date:
c2012.
Publisher:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2012.
Physical Description:
xiii, 397 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
White sportswriters and minstrel shows -- The color line is drawn -- Invisible men -- "Agitators" and "social-minded drum beaters" / written with Kelly Rusinack -- "L'affaire Jake Powell" -- Major league managers and ballplayers call for end of color line -- The double V campaign -- "The great white father" speaks -- Black editors make their case for desegregation -- "Get those niggers off the field" -- Robinson becomes the chosen one -- "I never want to take another trip like this one."
Summary:
Examines the campaign to desegregate baseball, chronicles the efforts of alternative presses to end baseball' color line, and reveals how differently black and white newspapers, and black and white America, viewed racial equality.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1376799
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