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More than a game : a history of the African American experience in sport / David K. Wiggins.

By: Wiggins, David Kenneth, 1951-Series: The African American experiencePublisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]Description: ix, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781442248960Subject(s): African Americans -- Sports -- History | African American athletes -- History | Discrimination in sports -- United States -- History | African American athletes -- Social conditionsLOC classification: GV583 | .W544 2018
Contents:
Establishing the boundaries of sport : slavery's lasting legacy -- Freedom to participate on an unlevel playing field -- Sport behind the walls of segregation -- Striving to be full participants in Americas pastimes -- Reintegration of sport and its aftermath -- Sport and the civil rights movement -- Race, Black athletes, and the globalization of sport -- An altered athletic landscape.
Summary: "More than a Game discusses how African American men and women sought to participate in sport and what that participation meant to them, the African American community, and the country. It discusses the varied experiences of African Americans in sport and how their participation has both reflected and changed views of race" -- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-207) and index.

Establishing the boundaries of sport : slavery's lasting legacy -- Freedom to participate on an unlevel playing field -- Sport behind the walls of segregation -- Striving to be full participants in Americas pastimes -- Reintegration of sport and its aftermath -- Sport and the civil rights movement -- Race, Black athletes, and the globalization of sport -- An altered athletic landscape.

"More than a Game discusses how African American men and women sought to participate in sport and what that participation meant to them, the African American community, and the country. It discusses the varied experiences of African Americans in sport and how their participation has both reflected and changed views of race" -- Provided by publisher.

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