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27%OFFAdrian Burgos - Playing America´s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line - 9780520251434 - V9780520251434
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Playing America´s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line

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Description for Playing America´s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line Paperback. Latinos have been a significant presence in organized baseball from the beginning. This study on Latinos and professional baseball since the 1880s tells a story of the men who negotiated the color line at every turn - passing as 'Spanish' in the major leagues or seeking respect and acceptance in the Negro leagues. Series: American Crossroads. Num Pages: 384 pages, 13 b/w photographs, 2 line illustrations, 5 tables. BIC Classification: 1KBB; HBTB; JFSL4; WSJT. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 152 x 22. Weight in Grams: 467.
Although largely ignored by historians of both baseball in general and the Negro leagues in particular, Latinos have been a significant presence in organized baseball from the beginning. In this benchmark study on Latinos and professional baseball from the 1880s to the present, Adrian Burgos tells a compelling story of the men who negotiated the color line at every turn - passing as 'Spanish' in the major leagues or seeking respect and acceptance in the Negro leagues. Burgos draws on archival materials from the U.S., Cuba, and Puerto Rico, as well as Spanish- and English-language publications and interviews with Negro ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Publisher
University of California Press United States
Number of pages
384
Condition
New
Series
American Crossroads
Number of Pages
384
Place of Publication
Berkerley, United States
ISBN
9780520251434
SKU
V9780520251434
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Ref
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About Adrian Burgos
Adrian Burgos Jr., is Assistant Professor of History at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was a contributing author to Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African American Baseball (2006), served on the Screening and Voting Committees for the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2006 Special Election on the Negro Leagues, and consulted on the Hall's !Beisbol_Baseball! ... Read more

Reviews for Playing America´s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line
"Fascinating" New York Times "If you want to understand the Latino experience in baseball, read this book." Slate Magazine "The best book yet on the history of Latinos in American baseball." Beyondchron "Burgos does a thorough job of describing this system of skirting the color line, as well as its effects."
Stephen Ellsesser Mlb.com "Superb and, in many ways, ... Read more

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