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Sport History and Culture: Race

A guide to selected resources on the history of sport, with special attention to social and cultural issues.

Race and Ethnic Issues in Sport

Adair, Daryl, ed. Sport, Race, and Ethnicity: Narratives of Difference and Diversity. GV706.32 S735 2011

Ashe, Arthur. A Hard Road to Glory: A History of the African-American Athlete. GV583 A75 1988; another copy GV583 A755 1988

Boyd, Todd, ed. African Americans and Popular Culture. Volume 2, Sports. E185.625 2008

Chalberg, John. Rickey and Robinson: The Preacher, the Player, and America's Game. GV865 A1 C39 2000

Duru, N. Jeremi. Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL. GV706.32 D87 2011

Edwards, Harry. Revolt of the Black Athlete. GV53 E34 (1969)

Freedman, Samuel G. Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and changed the Course of Civil Rights. GV950 F74 2013

Hawkins, Billy Joe. The New Plantation: Black Athletes, College Sports, and Predominantly White NCAA Institutions. GV706.32 H38 2010

Iber, Jorge, et al. Latinos in U.S. Sport: A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance. GV583 L37 2011

Martin, Charles H. Benching Jim Crow: The Rise and Fall of the Color LIne in Southern College Sports, 1890-1980. GV706.32 M37 2010

McClendon, John H. III, and Stephen C. Ferguson II.. Beyond the White Shadow: Philosphy, Sports, and the African American Experience. GV706.31 M335 2012

Powell, Shaun. Souled Out? How Blacks Are Winning and Losing in Sports. GV706.32 2008

Rhoden, William C. $40 Million Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete. GV583 R46 2006

Robertson, Robert J. Fair Ways: How Six Black Golfers Won Civil Rights in Beaumont, Texas. KFX1123 B3482 C567 2005

Smith, Earl. Race, Sport and the American Dream. 2d ed. GV706.32 S65 2009

Tygiel, Jules. Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy. Expanded ed. GV865 R6 T93 1997

Wiggins, David K., and Patrick B. Miller, eds. The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the Afrcan American Experience in Sport. GV706.32 U65 2003


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