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A Level Playing Field

African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674050983

Publication Date: 04/29/2011


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I. Leveling the Playing Field
    • 1. When Worlds Collide: Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson, Harry Truman, and the Korean War
    • 2. Curt Flood, Gratitude, and the Image of Baseball
    • 3. Donovan McNabb, Rush Limbaugh, and the Making of the Black Quarterback
  • II. Heroism and the Republic of Sports
    • 4. American Integration, Black Heroism, and the Meaning of Jackie Robinson
    • 5. Performance and Reality: Race, Sports, and the Modern World
    • 6. Where Have We Gone, Mr. Robinson?
  • Notes

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