Black Writers/Black Baseball: An Anthology of Articles from Black Sportswriters Who Covered the Negro Leagues
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Black Writers/Black Baseball: An Anthology of Articles from Black Sportswriters Who Covered the Negro Leagues

by Jim Reisler, Don Newcombe
     
 

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This revised edition is an anthology of 10 African American sportswriters who covered baseball's Negro Leagues in the first part of the 20th century. The writers include Sam Lacy, Wendell Smith, Frank A. Young, Joe Bostic, Chester L. Washington, W. Rollo Wilson, Dan Burley, Ed Harris, A.S. "Doc" Young and Romeo Dougherty. The men represented here were pioneers in

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This revised edition is an anthology of 10 African American sportswriters who covered baseball's Negro Leagues in the first part of the 20th century. The writers include Sam Lacy, Wendell Smith, Frank A. Young, Joe Bostic, Chester L. Washington, W. Rollo Wilson, Dan Burley, Ed Harris, A.S. "Doc" Young and Romeo Dougherty. The men represented here were pioneers in their own right. Writing for black weekly newspapers, they faced the same conditions as the leagues' players, from discrimination to endless travel. Yet it was through their writings that the public, both black and white were given an up-close, inside look at the day-to-day happenings of Negro League baseball.

Editorial Reviews

Aethlon
this collection is important for any baseball historian
International Journal of Sport Communication
a worthwhile read for communication, sport communication, and sports media courses and courses in sports history and sport studies
Sports Collectors Digest
illuminates the richness of Negro League competition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786429073
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
1,383,678
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Reisler has written books covering such topics as baseball, the deaf, and sportswriters. He lives in Irvington, New York.

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