The Resource Before Jackie Robinson : the transcendent role of Black sporting pioneers, edited and with an introduction by Gerald R. Gems

Before Jackie Robinson : the transcendent role of Black sporting pioneers, edited and with an introduction by Gerald R. Gems

Label
Before Jackie Robinson : the transcendent role of Black sporting pioneers
Title
Before Jackie Robinson
Title remainder
the transcendent role of Black sporting pioneers
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Gerald R. Gems
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While the accomplishments and influence of Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad Ali are doubtless impressive solely on their merits, these luminaries of the black sporting experience did not emerge spontaneously. Their rise was part of a gradual evolution in social and power relations in American culture between the 1890s and 1940s that included athletes such as jockey Isaac Murphy, barnstorming pilot Bessie Coleman, and golfer Teddy Rhodes. The contributions of these early athletes to our broader collective history, and their heroic confrontations with the entrenched racism of their times, helped bring about the incremental changes that after 1945 allowed for sports to be more fully integrated. Before Jackie Robinson details and analyzes the lives of these lesser-known but important athletes within the broader history of black liberation. These figures not only excelled in their given sports but also transcended class and racial divides in making inroads into popular culture despite the societal restrictions placed on them. They were also among the first athletes to blur the line between athletics, entertainment, and celebrity culture. This volume presents a more nuanced account of early African American athletes' lives and their ongoing struggle for acceptance, relevance, and personal and group identity."--Back cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GV697.A1
LC item number
B434 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gems, Gerald R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American athletes
  • African American athletes
  • African American athletes
Label
Before Jackie Robinson : the transcendent role of Black sporting pioneers, edited and with an introduction by Gerald R. Gems
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A league of their own : Rube Foster's "pitfalls of baseball" revisited
  • Michael E. Lomax
  • Bessie Coleman : "the only race aviatrix in the world"
  • Bieke Gils
  • Sol Butler : the fleeting fame of a world-class black athlete
  • James E. Odenkirk
  • Robert L. "Bob" Douglas : "aristocracy on the court, an architect of men"
  • Susan J. Rayl
  • Isadore Channels : the recovered life of a great African American sports star
  • Robert Pruter
  • Introduction
  • Tommy Brookins : pioneer in two worlds
  • Murry Nelson
  • Tidye Pickett : the unfulfilled aspirations of America's pioneering African American female track star
  • Robert Pruter
  • Harold "Killer" Johnson : making a career in the popular culture
  • James Coates
  • Continuing the struggle : Teddy Rhodes and professional golf
  • Raymond Schmidt
  • Gerald R. Gems
  • Like a comet across the heavens : Isaac Burns Murphy, horseracing, and the age of American exceptionalism
  • Pellom McDaniels III
  • John M. Shippen Jr. : testing the front nine of American golf
  • Sarah Jane Eikleberry
  • When great wasn't good enough : Sam Ransom's journey from athlete to activist
  • Gerald R. Gems
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780803266797
Lccn
2016030541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946906317
  • (OCoLC)ocn946906317
Label
Before Jackie Robinson : the transcendent role of Black sporting pioneers, edited and with an introduction by Gerald R. Gems
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A league of their own : Rube Foster's "pitfalls of baseball" revisited
  • Michael E. Lomax
  • Bessie Coleman : "the only race aviatrix in the world"
  • Bieke Gils
  • Sol Butler : the fleeting fame of a world-class black athlete
  • James E. Odenkirk
  • Robert L. "Bob" Douglas : "aristocracy on the court, an architect of men"
  • Susan J. Rayl
  • Isadore Channels : the recovered life of a great African American sports star
  • Robert Pruter
  • Introduction
  • Tommy Brookins : pioneer in two worlds
  • Murry Nelson
  • Tidye Pickett : the unfulfilled aspirations of America's pioneering African American female track star
  • Robert Pruter
  • Harold "Killer" Johnson : making a career in the popular culture
  • James Coates
  • Continuing the struggle : Teddy Rhodes and professional golf
  • Raymond Schmidt
  • Gerald R. Gems
  • Like a comet across the heavens : Isaac Burns Murphy, horseracing, and the age of American exceptionalism
  • Pellom McDaniels III
  • John M. Shippen Jr. : testing the front nine of American golf
  • Sarah Jane Eikleberry
  • When great wasn't good enough : Sam Ransom's journey from athlete to activist
  • Gerald R. Gems
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780803266797
Lccn
2016030541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946906317
  • (OCoLC)ocn946906317

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