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The Resource First class citizenship : the civil rights letters of Jackie Robinson, edited by Michael G. Long

First class citizenship : the civil rights letters of Jackie Robinson, edited by Michael G. Long

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First class citizenship : the civil rights letters of Jackie Robinson
Title
First class citizenship
Title remainder
the civil rights letters of Jackie Robinson
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael G. Long
Title variation
1st class citizenship
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Never-before-published letters offer a rich portrait of the baseball star as a fearless advocate for racial justice. Jackie Robinson's courage on the baseball diamond is one of the great stories of the struggle for civil rights in America, but his death at age fifty-three in 1972 robbed America of his voice far too soon. Here, Robinson comes alive on the page, as scholar Long unearths a remarkable trove of Robinson's correspondence with--and personal replies from--such towering figures as Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Hubert Humphrey, Nelson Rockefeller, and Barry Goldwater. Writing eloquently, Robinson charted his own course, offering his support to Democrats and Republicans, questioning the tactics of the civil rights movement, and challenging the nation's leaders. Robinson truly personified the "first class citizenship" that he considered the birthright of all Americans.--From publisher description
Summary
A selection of never-before-published letters offers a portrait of the legendary baseball star and his role as an advocate for racial justice and equality at the highest levels of American power
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
212079
Cataloging source
DLC
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1919-1972
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Robinson, Jackie
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.R6
LC item number
A4 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Long, Michael G
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True
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  • Robinson, Jackie
  • African American baseball players
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
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the civil rights letters of Jackie Robinson
Label
First class citizenship : the civil rights letters of Jackie Robinson, edited by Michael G. Long
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-330) and index
Contents
Faith in democracy : 1946-1956 -- From faith to frustration : 1957 -- Against patience : 1958 -- Profiles in question : 1959 -- Selling Nixon : 1960 -- Wrong about Kennedy? : 1961 -- From the Hall of Fame to hallowed ashes : 1962 -- Back our brothers, except Adam and Malcolm : 1963 -- The campaign against bigotry : 1964 -- A Rockefeller Republican : 1965-1966 -- Sharp attacks, surprising defenses : 1967 -- The politics of Black Pride : 1968 -- Moving forward in our struggle : 1969-1972
Control code
ocn126802699
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 359 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805087109
Lccn
2007018621
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)126802699
Label
First class citizenship : the civil rights letters of Jackie Robinson, edited by Michael G. Long
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-330) and index
Contents
Faith in democracy : 1946-1956 -- From faith to frustration : 1957 -- Against patience : 1958 -- Profiles in question : 1959 -- Selling Nixon : 1960 -- Wrong about Kennedy? : 1961 -- From the Hall of Fame to hallowed ashes : 1962 -- Back our brothers, except Adam and Malcolm : 1963 -- The campaign against bigotry : 1964 -- A Rockefeller Republican : 1965-1966 -- Sharp attacks, surprising defenses : 1967 -- The politics of Black Pride : 1968 -- Moving forward in our struggle : 1969-1972
Control code
ocn126802699
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 359 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805087109
Lccn
2007018621
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)126802699

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