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Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901 - Operating by Any Means Necessary (Paperback, 1st ed) Loot Price: R381
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Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901 - Operating by Any Means Necessary (Paperback, 1st ed): Michael E. Lomax

Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901 - Operating by Any Means Necessary (Paperback, 1st ed)

Michael E. Lomax

Series: Sports and Entertainment

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An important and forgotten chapter in sports and African American history. Here is the first in-depth account of the birth of black baseball and its dramatic passage from grass-roots venture to commercial enterprise. In the late nineteenth century resourceful black businessmen founded ball teams that became the Negro Leagues. Racial bias aside, they faced vast odds, from the need to court white sponsors to negotiating ball parks. With no blacks in cities, they barnstormed small towns to attract fans, employing all manner of gimmickry to rouse attention. Drawing on major newspapers and obscure African-American journals, the author explores the diverse forces that shaped minority baseball. He looks unflinchingly at prejudice in amateur and pro circles and constant inadequate press coverage. He assesses the impact of urbanization, migration, and the rise of northern ghettoes, and he applauds those bold innovators who forged black baseball into a parallel club that appealed to whites yet nurtured a uniquely African American playing style. This was black baseball's finest hour: at once a source of great ethnic pride and a hardwon pathway for integration into the mainstream.

General

Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Sports and Entertainment
Release date: April 2003
First published: April 2003
Authors: Michael E. Lomax
Dimensions: 208 x 150 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-8156-0786-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Baseball
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 0-8156-0786-5
Barcode: 9780815607861

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