The Resource Brushing back Jim Crow : the integration of minor-league baseball in the American South, Bruce Adelson

Brushing back Jim Crow : the integration of minor-league baseball in the American South, Bruce Adelson

Label
Brushing back Jim Crow : the integration of minor-league baseball in the American South
Title
Brushing back Jim Crow
Title remainder
the integration of minor-league baseball in the American South
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Adelson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While Jackie Robinson is justly famous for breaking the color line in major-league baseball in 1947, other young African American players, among them Hank Aaron, continued to struggle for acceptance on southern farm teams well into the 1960s. As Bruce Adelson writes, their presence in the South Atlantic, Carolina, and other minor leagues represented not only a quest for individual athletic achievement: simply by hitting, fielding, and signing autographs alongside their white teammates, African American ballplayers helped to end segregation in the Jim Crow South."--BOOK JACKET. "In writing this book, Adelson interviewed dozens of athletes, managers, and sportswriters who witnessed this important but largely unrecognized front in the ongoing civil rights movement."--BOOK JACKET. "Slowly, through the vehicle of baseball, these African Americans shattered Jim Crow restrictions and met the backlash against Brown v. Board of Education while simultaneously challenging long-held perceptions of racial inadequacy by performing on the field. Brushing Back Jim Crow weaves their firsthand accounts into a narrative that spans the long season of racism it the United States, gripping fans of history and baseball as surely as a pennant - or a home run - race."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adelson, Bruce
Dewey number
796.357/64/0975
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV875.A1
LC item number
A34 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minor league baseball
  • African American baseball players
  • Discrimination in sports
Target audience
adult
Label
Brushing back Jim Crow : the integration of minor-league baseball in the American South, Bruce Adelson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-275)
Contents
  • Two Different Places: 1953 The South Atlantic and Piedmont Leagues
  • 5.
  • Resistance! 1953 The Cotton States League and Birmingham
  • 6.
  • A Year of Decision: 1954
  • 7.
  • The Battle Is Joined: 1955
  • 8.
  • Louisiana's Sinful Ways: 1956
  • 9.
  • Ed Charles: Parables
  • Small Towns, Big Cities: 1956-57
  • 10.
  • The Sports Ban Takes the Field: 1957
  • 11.
  • Closing Out the 1950s: 1958-59
  • 12.
  • Walls Collapse: The 1960s
  • 13.
  • Baseball and Civil Rights
  • 1.
  • Color Lines Start to Fall: 1951
  • 2.
  • Dramatic Developments: 1952
  • 3.
  • Change, Tension, Resistance: 1953
  • 4.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780813918846
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98045122
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM39923529
Label
Brushing back Jim Crow : the integration of minor-league baseball in the American South, Bruce Adelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-275)
Contents
  • Two Different Places: 1953 The South Atlantic and Piedmont Leagues
  • 5.
  • Resistance! 1953 The Cotton States League and Birmingham
  • 6.
  • A Year of Decision: 1954
  • 7.
  • The Battle Is Joined: 1955
  • 8.
  • Louisiana's Sinful Ways: 1956
  • 9.
  • Ed Charles: Parables
  • Small Towns, Big Cities: 1956-57
  • 10.
  • The Sports Ban Takes the Field: 1957
  • 11.
  • Closing Out the 1950s: 1958-59
  • 12.
  • Walls Collapse: The 1960s
  • 13.
  • Baseball and Civil Rights
  • 1.
  • Color Lines Start to Fall: 1951
  • 2.
  • Dramatic Developments: 1952
  • 3.
  • Change, Tension, Resistance: 1953
  • 4.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780813918846
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98045122
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM39923529

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