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The American Indian integration of baseball

Author: Jeffrey P Powers-Beck
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For many the entry of Jackie Robinson into Major League Baseball in 1947 marked the beginning of integration in professional baseball, but the entry of American Indians into the game during the previous half-century and the persistent racism directed toward them is not as well known. From the time that Louis Sockalexis stepped onto a Major League Baseball field in 1897, American Indians have had a presence in
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Genre/Form: History
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Powers-Beck, Jeffrey P., 1964-
American Indian integration of baseball.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607263279
Online version:
Powers-Beck, Jeffrey P., 1964-
American Indian integration of baseball.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)609230606
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey P Powers-Beck
ISBN: 0803237456 9780803237452 9780803225091 0803225091
OCLC Number: 54852900
Description: xiii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Chief" --
the American Indian integration of baseball --
Carlisle Indian Industrial School baseball --
The Nebraska Indians baseball team --
Bender, Meyers, and Thorpe in the big leagues --
The many trails of Louis Leroy --
George Howard Johnson's career in professional baseball --
The baseball legend of Moses Yellow Horse --
Epilogue: anti-Indian caricature in major league baseball.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Powers-Beck ; with a foreword by Joseph B. Oxendine.
Local System Bib Number:
295242

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Describes the experiences and contributions of American Indians as they courageously tried to make their place in America's national game during the first half of the twentieth century. This title  Read more...
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"Powers-Beck offers a solid examination of a too-little-studied aspect of the national pastime: integration of American Indian players... Essential."-Choice CHOICE "The American Indian Integration of Read more...

 
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