Unlevel Playing Field A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport

ISBN-10: 0252072723

ISBN-13: 9780252072727

Edition: 2005

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 2/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Antebellum ordeals : slavery, sport, and the prospects of freedom
Black pioneer in sport
"Holiday times"
"A corn shucking"
"Patting Juba"
"Preachin' and baptizin'"
"Becoming a race rider"
Amos Webber reports on Thanksgiving Field Day
Striving for success : African American athletes in the early period of Jim Crow, 1865-1915
The color line in organized baseball
"Why discriminate?"
"The problem of amusement"
Samuel Archer and J. B. Watson on football at southern black colleges
"Negro foot-ball players on New England teams"
"Athletics in the American army"
"Managers troubles"
"Baseball among the fairer sex coming into prominence"
Isaac Murphy, the great Lexington jockey
Marshall "Major" Taylor, champion sprint cyclist
George Dixon's long career in boxing
Peter Jackson and the elusive heavyweight championship
William Henry Lewis : uplifting the race
"Papa Jack" : in the ring and out
Booker T. Washington and Jack Johnson : race men and respectability
W. E. B. Du Bois and Jack Johnson : the scholar's pugilist and the heavyweight champ as folk hero
Parallel institutions : black sports between the world wars
"Leisure time and the colored citizen"
"A baseball appeal"
"Will colored baseball survive the acid test?"
"Satchel's back in town"
"Baseball classic - east vs. west"
"Incomparable courteers"
"National American Tennis Association Championships"
J. Elmer Reed on the National Negro Bowling Association
Cum Posey : athlete and entrepreneur
Developing a high school basketball tournament
African American women make their marks in sport
Women's basketball and the shape of things to come : Bennett College vs. the Philadelphia Tribunes
"Nation eyes Lincoln and Howard game"
Hildrus A. Poindexter discusses the gridiron world : Lincoln, 1922-23
"The colored basketball referee finally arrives"
"Tuskegee and 'force' rapped for tribute to Knute Rockne"
"A strange tribe" : on the loyalties of black fans
W. E. B. Du Bois, Allison Davis, and Langston Hughes on the excesses of black college sport
The quest for racial reform : affirmation and protest in the sporting realm, 1920s and 1930s
James Weldon Johnson on sportsmen in Black Manhattan
"Free fantasia : tiger flowers"
Paris Noir : Eugene Bullard on the expatriate experience
Harry Levette and Herbert Henegan : two considerations of the 1932 Olympic games
"Black mercuries" : the meaning of black athletic achievement
"Race and runners"
Walter White to Jesse Owens on race pride and the Nazi Olympics
"The American Negro in sport"
"High tide in Harlem : Joe Louis as a symbol of freedom"
"A toast to Joe Louis"
Concerning the snubbing of Paul Robeson
The economics of bigotry : New Orleans bars blacks, loses a track meet
Integrationism in public recreation : Denver as a case study
Next bout - the NAACP vs. Jim Crow : Charles Hamilton Houston on the politics of sport in Washington, D.C.
"The Negro athlete and race prejudice"
"That old southern accent"
"Students, teachers blast ban against lacrosse player" : Harvard University and the color line
"Has professional football closed the door?"
African American athletes and democratic principles : interpreting the desegregation of sport, 1940s and 1950s
"Jackie Robinson on trial"
"Campy, Jackie as Dodgers"
"Negro baseball is at the crossroads"
"American integration, black heroism, and the meaning of Jackie Robinson"
"Society : status without substance"
"The top ten of the first fifty years"
Fritz Pollard "explains reasons for having a Negro Hall of Fame"
Nelson George on the Harlem Globetrotters
"New faces in pro football"
"Are there too many Negroes in baseball?"
To desegregate the golf courses of America
"Racial integration in the field of sports"
"And they call this a democracy" : Little League Baseball and the struggle for equality
"Weekend at the Penn relays"
The mugging of Johnny Bright
"The skies refused to fall" : Crispus Attucks High School and Indiana basketball
Is Ralph Dupas Negro or white?
"What now?"
Alex Haley on Wilma Rudolph/"the queen who earned her crown"
Sport, the civil rights movement, and black power, 1960s and 1970s
"Negro athletes and civil rights"
"On the road in the south, 1960"
"Rebellion at Cal"
"Mounting the revolt"
The boycott debate : Tommie Smith on "why Negroes should boycott" the Olympics, and Ralph Boston on "why they should not"
"The fight : Patterson vs. Liston" (1963)
"The Muhammad Ali-Patterson fight"
Elijah Muhammad disciplines Muhammad Ali
"Muhammad Ali faces the nation"
Progress, protest, and alienation in the sports factory, 1970s and beyond
Jesse Jackson on blacks and the sports $$$
"The NFL sacks the black quarterback"
Eddie Robinson on Grambling's first white player
"We need to educate our athletes" : higher education and sports
"Black women in sports : can we get off the track?"
"In America's national pastime ... white is the color of the game off the field"
Racism in context
The decathlete as community-builder
"A team's true colors" : Washington Redskins on and off the field
An interview with Calvin Hill
Margo Jefferson on Arthur Ashe : "on the court, in the world"
Black cultural commentary : race relations and sport at the turn of the twenty-first century
"Delusions of grandeur"
Overcoming obstacles
"Left behind" : Title IX and black women athletes
"Dreams of conquest"
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a woman of substance
"Be like Mike? : Michael Jordan and the pedagogy of desire"
"Playing Dennis Rodman"
"Iverson's posse"
Michael Wilbon on Tiger Woods : "history in black and white"
"NFL's silent majority afraid to force change"
Venus Williams's star endorsements
"The next millennium"
"Performance and reality : race, sports, and the modern world"
"The decline of the black athlete"
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