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The Resource A complete history of the Negro leagues, 1884 to 1955, Mark Ribowsky

A complete history of the Negro leagues, 1884 to 1955, Mark Ribowsky

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A complete history of the Negro leagues, 1884 to 1955
Title
A complete history of the Negro leagues, 1884 to 1955
Statement of responsibility
Mark Ribowsky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Complete History of the Negro Leagues, 1884 to 1955 relates how black fans came to cherish their own heroes, why a trip to see a Negro league game was in itself a statement of racial pride, and why much of black culture was centered on the game of "blackball." For over fifty years - or up until that bright April day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson smashed the major leagues' color barrier - the only ball fields where an African-American could play organized baseball were the tarnished diamonds of the Negro baseball leagues. On these fields, men such as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and John Henry Lloyd played for teams such as the Kansas City Monarchs, the Homestead Grays, the Chicago American Giants, and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. And for millions of black fans, these now-legendary names were what baseball was all about
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ribowsky, Mark
Dewey number
796.357/64/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Negro leagues
  • Negro leagues
Label
A complete history of the Negro leagues, 1884 to 1955, Mark Ribowsky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Birch Lane Press book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
253718
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 332 pages
Isbn
9781559722834
Lccn
94042194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781559722834
  • (OCoLC)31656278
Label
A complete history of the Negro leagues, 1884 to 1955, Mark Ribowsky
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Birch Lane Press book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
253718
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 332 pages
Isbn
9781559722834
Lccn
94042194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781559722834
  • (OCoLC)31656278

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