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Unlevel playing field a documentary history of the African American experience in sport
Unlevel playing field a documentary history of the African American experience in sport
Wiggins David2003
Articles
Subject: This book traces the participation by blacks in American sport from the days of slavery, touching on nearly every major sport. Charting the intertwining histories of African Americans and sport, the book includes discussions of the 'colour line' in organized baseball during the Jim Crow era, athletics in the American army, the National American Tennis Association championship, high school basketball, debates over participation of black athletes in the 1968 Olympics, and the place of African American women in sport. The book covers numerous pioneering and modern-day African American athletes such as Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Muhammed Ali, Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Venus and Serena Williams, among others. The book contains more than 100 documents, as well as portraits of historical figures and contemporary athletes. It is also based on accounts from newspapers, periodicals, as well as autobiographies.
Edition:
1st ed
Imprint:
US 2003 University of Illinois Press
Collation:
493p
Series title:
ISBN:
0252028201
Dewey class:
AR.7.01WIG
Local class:
AR.7.01/WIG
Language:
English
BRN:
1839796
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