Press Box Red: The Story of Lester Rodney, the Communist Who Helped Break the Color Line in American Sports

Press Box Red: The Story of Lester Rodney, the Communist Who Helped Break the Color Line in American Sports

by Angelo Trento, Irwin Silber
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566399734

ISBN-13: 9781566399739

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Temple University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566399739
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Daily Worker Starts a Sports Section1
Ch. 2Growing Up in Brooklyn19
Ch. 3A Communist in the Press Box?31
Ch. 4"Jim Crow Must Go!" (Part 1): The Daily Worker's Campaign to Break the Color Line in Organized Baseball49
Ch. 5"Jim Crow Must Go!" (Part 2): And the Walls Came (Slowly) Tumbling Down89
Ch. 6The Impact of Baseball's Integration123
Ch. 7The Ballplayers and the Communist143
Ch. 8Boxing: The Brutal "Sport" and the Class Angle171
Ch. 9Hoop Dreams - and Scandals199
Postscript215
Bibliography221
Index225

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