Jump for Joy Jazz, Basketball, and Black Culture in 1930s America

ISBN-10: 1558496637

ISBN-13: 9781558496637

Edition: 2008

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A brilliant exploration of the outburst of cultural exuberance that swept African America during the late 1930s.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 7/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

Preface
Sneakers and Tuxes
Up, Up, and Away
The 1936 Olympics
The Lindy Hop Takes to the Air
The Joint Is Jumping
"That's Not Basketball": Fast Breaks, Jump Shots, and Slam Dunks
The Brown Bomber: Joe Louis
Racial Uplift and Cultural Permission
Jump Jim Crow
Upward Mobility: Pullman Porters, A. Philip Randolph, and Political Change
Jump for Joy!
Afterword: Jumping as Play: An Aesthetic and Theoretical Perspective
Notes
Index
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