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The Resource 1954 : the year Willie Mays and the first generation of black superstars changed major league baseball forever, by Bill Madden

1954 : the year Willie Mays and the first generation of black superstars changed major league baseball forever, by Bill Madden

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1954 : the year Willie Mays and the first generation of black superstars changed major league baseball forever
Title
1954
Title remainder
the year Willie Mays and the first generation of black superstars changed major league baseball forever
Statement of responsibility
by Bill Madden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Describes the 1954 World Series, when two black players went with their division-winning teams, the New York Giants and the Cleveland Indians, to fight for the championship, seven years after Jackie Robinson broke the color line
  • "Jackie Robinson heroically broke the color barrier in 1947. But how--and, in practice, when--did the integration of the sport actually occur? Bill Madden shows that baseball's famous "black experiment" did not truly succeed until the coming of age of Willie Mays and the emergence of some star players--Larry Doby, Hank Aaron, and Ernie Banks--in 1954. And as a relevant backdrop off the field, it was in May of that year that the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled, in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, that segregation be outlawed in America's public schools. Featuring original interviews with key players and weaving together the narrative of one of baseball's greatest seasons with the racially charged events of that year, 1954 demonstrates how our national pastime--with the notable exception of the Yankees, who represented white supremacy in the game--was actually ahead of the curve in terms of the acceptance of black Americans, while the nation at large continued to struggle with tolerance"--
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Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Madden, Bill
Dewey number
  • 796.3576
  • 796.357/64097309045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mays, Willie
  • Baseball
  • African American baseball players
  • Discrimination in sports
Label
1954 : the year Willie Mays and the first generation of black superstars changed major league baseball forever, by Bill Madden
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn856053171
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition
Extent
xiii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780306823329
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014000774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306823329
  • (OCoLC)856053171
  • (Sirsi) b13399366
Label
1954 : the year Willie Mays and the first generation of black superstars changed major league baseball forever, by Bill Madden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn856053171
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition
Extent
xiii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780306823329
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014000774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306823329
  • (OCoLC)856053171
  • (Sirsi) b13399366

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