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Author Hillstrom, Laurie Collier, 1965-

Title Jackie Robinson and the integration of baseball / Laurie Collier Hillstrom.

Imprint Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c2013.
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Description xiv, 221 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Defining moments
Defining moments.
Summary "A comprehensive account of Jackie Robinson's life and career, focusing on the events surrounding the shattering of the "color barrier" in Major League Baseball. Discusses his life after baseball, his influential position in the civil rights movement, and his enduring legacy as a racial pioneer. Includes biographies, primary sources, and more"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-211) and index.
Contents Narrative overview. The color line in baseball. The noble experiment. Robinson joins the show. Stardom and death threats. Robinson and the civil rights movement. The legacy of Jackie Robinson -- Biographies. Roy Campanella. A. B. "Happy" Chandler. Larry Doby. Pee Wee Reese. Branch Rickey. Jackie Robinson. Rachel robinson. Wendell Smith. Tom Yawkey -- Primary sources. Sportswriter Wendell Smith promotes baseball integration. The Sporting news supports segregation in baseball. A ballplayer shares memories of the Negro Leagues. Branch Rickey explains his integration plan. A Dodgers scout remembers the famous Rickey-Robinson meeting. A sportswriter recalls Robinson's major league debut. Jacke Robinson looks back on his rookie season. Pitcher Don Newcombe protects his Doger teammates. Robinson pushes Eisenhower to take action on civil rights. A major league baseball executive describes Robinson's impact. Teammate Carl Erskine reflects on Robinson's legacy.
Subject Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
African American baseball players -- Biography.
Racism in sports -- United States -- History.
Discrimination in sports -- United States -- History.
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Call # 796.357092 HILLSTROM
ISBN 9780780813274 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0780813278 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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