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The Strange Career of the Black Athlete: African Americans and Sports

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Few realize that some sports were integrated, or even dominated by blacks, before becoming dominated by whites, for example, horse racing, golf, hockey, and tennis. This book provides a lens through which to view the historical context and specific circumstances of African Americans' presence in various sports.

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RUSSELL T. WIGGINTON is Assistant Professor of History at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is also Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations.

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"Wigginton considers the history of African Americans in sports, focusing on those that have not sustained integration attempts: horse racing, golf, hockey, and tennis; how black athletes have been categorized as heroes or villains, specifically William Henry Lewis, Paul Robeson, and Jack Johnson; athletes and their achievements during the civil rights movement; and African American women in sports." - Reference & Research Book News
EAN: 9780275982232
ISBN: 0275982238
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRAEGER FREDERICK A
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2006
Seitenanzahl: 123 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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