Ellis Island to Ebbets Field: Sport and the American Jewish Experience / Edition 1

Ellis Island to Ebbets Field: Sport and the American Jewish Experience / Edition 1

by Peter Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195085558

ISBN-13: 9780195085556

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Filled with marvelous stories, anecdotes and personality profiles, this book explores the importance of sport--both watching and playing--as a middle ground for a minority culture actively determining for itself what it meant to be an American Jew. Photos.  See more details below

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Filled with marvelous stories, anecdotes and personality profiles, this book explores the importance of sport--both watching and playing--as a middle ground for a minority culture actively determining for itself what it meant to be an American Jew. Photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195085556
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1The Promise of Sport11
2Basketball and Community26
3Jews and Professional Basketball, 1900-195052
4"Allagaroo, Garoo, Gara": The College Game, CCNY, and the Scandals of 195074
5America's National Game87
6Cohen at the Bat100
7"Mantle, Schmantle, We Got Abie": Jews and Major League Baseball Between the Wars117
8"Oy Such a Fighter!": Boxing and the American Jewish Experience144
9"Fighting for All My People": Jewish Champions and American Heroes170
10"Der Yiddisher Vildkat" and the "Hebrew Hillbilly": College Life and College Sport Between the Wars190
11"My Father and I, We Didn't Get Our Medals": Marty Glickman's American Jewish Odyssey216
12"Where Have You Gone, Hank Greenberg?": Sport and the American Jewish Experience Since World War II235
13Conclusions270
Postscript: The Jewish Experience in Comparative Perspective281
Bibliographic Note286
Notes291
Index319

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