The Resource Jackie Robinson : an integrated life, J. Christopher Schutz

Jackie Robinson : an integrated life, J. Christopher Schutz

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Jackie Robinson : an integrated life
Title
Jackie Robinson
Title remainder
an integrated life
Statement of responsibility
J. Christopher Schutz
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eng
Summary
  • Jackie Robinson's story is not only a compelling drama of heroism, but also as a template of the African American freedom struggle. A towering athletic talent, Robinson's greater impact was on preparing the way for the civil rights reform wave following WWII. But Robinson's story has always been far more complex than the public perception has allowed. Brooklyn Dodgers executive Branch Rickey famously told the young Robinson that he was "looking for a ballplayer with guts enough not to fight back." J. Christopher Schutz reveals the real Robinson, as a more defiant, combative spirit than simply the "turn the other cheek" compliant "credit to his race." The triumph of Robinson's inclusion in the white Major Leagues (which presaged blacks' later inclusion in the broader society) also included the slow demise of black-owned commercial enterprise in the Negro Leagues (which likewise presaged the unrecoverable loss of other important black institutions after civil rights gains). Examining this key figure at the crossroads of baseball and civil rights histories, Schutz provides a cohesive exploration of the man and the times that made him great
  • Reveals the real Jackie Robinson, as a more defiant, combative spirit than simply the "turn the other cheek" compliant "credit to his race." Examining this key figure at the crossroads of baseball and civil rights histories, Schutz provides a cohesive exploration of the man and the times that made him great.--Publisher's description
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.R6
LC item number
S355 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The library of African American biography
Jackie Robinson : an integrated life, J. Christopher Schutz
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Jackie Robinson : an integrated life, J. Christopher Schutz
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Before the legend : the young Robinson -- Freedom fighter -- The world of black baseball -- "A badge of martyrdom" : Robinson's entry into white baseball -- The great experiment : Robinson ascends to the major leagues -- "To be Jackie Robinson" : his further years in the majors, 1949-1956 -- Robinson off the diamond -- Early sunset on a legend
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
vii, 175 pages
Isbn
9781442245969
Lccn
2015042871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026189624
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)937998058

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