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Negro League Baseball The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution

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ISBN-10: 0812220277

ISBN-13: 9780812220278

Edition: 2004

Authors: Neil Lanctot

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The story of black professional baseball provides a remarkable perspective on several major themes in modern African American history: the initial black response to segregation, the subsequent struggle to establish successful separate enterprises, and the later movement toward integration. Baseball functioned as a critical component in the separate economy catering to black consumers in the urban centers of the North and South. While most black businesses struggled to survive from year to year, professional baseball teams and leagues operated for decades, representing a major achievement in black enterprise and institution building. Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black…    
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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 4/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 1.27" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Neil Lanctot is an historian who has written extensively about baseball.nbsp;He is the author of two books, most recently Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution.nbsp; His writing has also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, and several other journals and anthologies.nbsp; He lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Preface
Separate But Equal?
A Fragile Industry and a Struggling Community
External Threats and Internal Dissension
Growing Pains
A New Beginning
An Industry Transformed
Life Inside a Changing Industry
Integration
On the Outside Looking In
Breakthrough and Setback
Integration and the Changing Postwar World
""The Golden Era Has Passed""
The End of a Business List of Abbr