Conspiracy of silence : sportswriters and the long campaign to desegregate baseball / Chris Lamb.
|Authors:||Lamb, Chris, 1958-|
|Call number:||796.357 LAM|
|Publisher:||Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2012.|
Baseball -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Mass media and sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sportswriters -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African American sportswriters -- History -- 20th century.
Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
|Title:||Conspiracy of silence : sportswriters and the long campaign to desegregate baseball / Chris Lamb.|
|Physical description:||xiii, 397 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents note:||White sportswriters and minstrel shows -- The color line is drawn -- Invisible men -- "Agitators" and "social-minded drum beaters" / written with Kelly Rusinack -- "L'affaire Jake Powell" -- Major league managers and ballplayers call for end of color line -- The double V campaign -- "The great white father" speaks -- Black editors make their case for desegregation -- "Get those niggers off the field" -- Robinson becomes the chosen one -- "I never want to take another trip like this one."|
|Summary note:||Examines the campaign to desegregate baseball, chronicles the efforts of alternative presses to end baseball' color line, and reveals how differently black and white newspapers, and black and white America, viewed racial equality.|
|Biography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|ISBN:||9780803210769 (cloth : alk. paper)
0803210760 (cloth : alk. paper)
|Url for this record:||http://sherloc.indypl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1376799|