African American Lives

All told, he sent more than two hundred Grambling players to the National Football League, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Willie Davis, ...

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Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199882861

Category: Social Science

Page: 1056

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African American Lives offers up-to-date, authoritative biographies of some 600 noteworthy African Americans. These 1,000-3,000 word biographies, selected from over five thousand entries in the forthcoming eight-volume African American National Biography, illuminate African-American history through the immediacy of individual experience. From Esteban, the earliest known African to set foot in North America in 1528, right up to the continuing careers of Venus and Serena Williams, these stories of the renowned and the near forgotten give us a new view of American history. Our past is revealed from personal perspectives that in turn inspire, move, entertain, and even infuriate the reader. Subjects include slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, and business people, musicians and dancers, artists and athletes, victims of injustice and the lawyers, journalists, and civil rights leaders who gave them a voice. Their experiences and accomplishments combine to expose the complexity of race as an overriding issue in America's past and present. African American Lives features frequent cross-references among related entries, over 300 illustrations, and a general index, supplemented by indexes organized by chronology, occupation or area of renown, and winners of particular honors such as the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives

Contains biographies of active and retired athletes, living or dead, plus media personalities, coaches, and administrators.

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Author: Arnie Markoe

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN: 0684312255

Category: Athletes

Page: 559

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Contains biographies of active and retired athletes, living or dead, plus media personalities, coaches, and administrators.

Sports in African American Life

Without this understanding, athletes will constantly seek sports as their only means of success in life. We need to developmentorship programs or culture ...

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Author: Drew D. Brown

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476637662

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 270

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African Americans have made substantial contributions to the sporting world, and vice versa. This wide-ranging collection of new essays explores the inextricable ties between sports and African American life and culture. Contributors critically address important topics such as the historical context of African American participation in major U.S. sports, social justice and responsibility, gender and identity, and media and art.

More Than Just a Game

More Than Just a Game tracks the explosion of the sports industry in the United States since 1945 and how it has shaped class, racial, gender, and national identities.

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Author: Kathryn Jay

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231125352

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 287

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Every aspect of the sporting world has exploded since 1945. In this book, Jay takes a look at how sports has become a multibillion-dollar industry as well as a major influence on--and reflection of--American society. 25 illustrations.

Sports in African American Life

African Americans have made substantial contributions to the sporting world, and vice versa. This wide-ranging collection of new essays explores the inextricable ties between sports and African American life and culture.

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Author: Drew D. Brown

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669649

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 270

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African Americans have made substantial contributions to the sporting world, and vice versa. This wide-ranging collection of new essays explore the inextricable ties between sports and African American life and culture. Contributors critically address important topics such as the historical context of African American participation in major U.S. sports, social justice and responsibility, gender and identity, and media and art.

Disability in American Life An Encyclopedia of Concepts Policies and Controversies 2 volumes

Corporate sponsorship opportunities and backing of Paralympic athletes are not equitable with those of Olympic athletes. The monthly stipends (direct ...

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Author: Tamar Heller

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440834233

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 921

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Disability—as with other marginalized topics in social policy—is at risk for exclusion from social debate. This multivolume reference work provides an overview of challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities and their families at all stages of life. • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying disability in America • Traces the evolution of U.S. attitudes and policies towards disability through primary documents featuring context-setting headnotes • Provides easy reference via a glossary of terms related to disability studies, including those in the areas of law, health, arts, and culture • Includes contributions from major scholars across disciplines involved in the study of disability

Modern American Lives

black baseball, while their performance on the playing field was storied too, thanks to players like pitcher Satchel Paige, outfielder James “Cool Papa” ...

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Author: Blaine T. Browne

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765629104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The individuals presented in these narrative biographies significantly, and sometimes decisively, impacted contemporary American life in a wide range of areas, including national politics, foreign policy, social and political activism, popular and literary culture, sports, and business. The combined biographical/thematic approach is designed to serve two purposes: to present more substantive biographical information, and to offer a fuller examination of key events and issues. The book is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses on The United States Since 1945, as well as for courses on Modern America and 20th Century America.

Defending the American Way of Life

In his essential book on this subject, Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics, Damion Thomas argues insightfully that black athletes ...

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Author: Kevin B. Witherspoon

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610756525

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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The Cold War was fought in every corner of society, including in the sport and entertainment industries. Recognizing the importance of culture in the battle for hearts and minds, the United States, like the Soviet Union, attempted to win the favor of citizens in nonaligned states through the soft power of sport. Athletes became de facto ambassadors of US interests, their wins and losses serving as emblems of broader efforts to shield American culture—both at home and abroad—against communism. In Defending the American Way of Life, leading sport historians present new perspectives on high-profile issues in this era of sport history alongside research drawn from previously untapped archival sources to highlight the ways that sports influenced and were influenced by Cold War politics. Surveying the significance of sports in Cold War America through lenses of race, gender, diplomacy, cultural infiltration, anti-communist hysteria, doping, state intervention, and more, this collection illustrates how this conflict remains relevant to US sporting institutions, organizations, and ideologies today.

The Culture of Narcissism American Life in An Age of Diminishing Expectations

athletics into the universities, which now serve as a farm system for the major leagues, have undercut the old “school spirit” and have given rise among ...

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Author: Christopher Lasch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393356922

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The classic New York Times bestseller, with a new introduction by E.J. Dionne Jr. When The Culture of Narcissism was first published in 1979, Christopher Lasch was hailed as a “biblical prophet” (Time). Lasch’s identification of narcissism as not only an individual ailment but also a burgeoning social epidemic was groundbreaking. His diagnosis of American culture is even more relevant today, predicting the limitless expansion of the anxious and grasping narcissistic self into every part of American life. The Culture of Narcissism offers an astute and urgent analysis of what we need to know in these troubled times.

Afro American Life History and Culture

016.796 ** BLACK ATHLETES IN THE UNITED STATES : a bibliography of books ... black athlete in American society is more thoroughly analyzed and researched .

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ISBN: UCR:31210005495310

Category: African Americans

Page: 779

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Sports in American Life

A large majority of the Most Valuable Players in all three professional sports, year in and year out, were predominantly African American.

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Author: Richard O. Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118912454

Category: History

Page: 504

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The third edition of author Richard O. Davies highly praised narrative of American sports, Sports in American Life: A History, features extensive revisions and updates to its presentation of an interpretative history of the relationship of sports to the larger themes of U.S. history. Updated include a new section on concussions caused by contact sports and new biographies of John Wooden and Joe Paterno. Features extensive revisions and updates, along with a leaner, faster-paced narrative than previous editions Addresses the social, economic, and cultural interaction between sports and gender, race, class, and other larger issues Provides expanded coverage of college sports, women in sports, race and racism in organized sports, and soccers sharp rise in popularity Features an all-new section that tackles the growing controversy of head injuries and concussions caused by contact sports

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives L Z

Contains biographies of active and retired athletes, living or dead, plus media personalities, coaches, and administrators.

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ISBN: LCCN:2001049603

Category: Athletes

Page:

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Contains biographies of active and retired athletes, living or dead, plus media personalities, coaches, and administrators.

How the Drug War Ruins American Lives

The school district appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in ... the Court pointed out that athletes have an even lower expectation of ...

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Author: Arthur Benavie Professor Emeritus

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440850127

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 198

This book reveals the disturbing truth about how the escalation of the War on Drugs over the past 30 years has eroded the human and property rights of Americans—while doing little to stop drug trafficking or use. • Shows that the War on Drugs has failed to achieve the goals that were originally set • Argues that this war continues to erode human and property rights • Explores how the climate of the War on Drugs is changing • Discusses the powerful actors that support the continued drug war • Shares provocative accounts of the impact of the drug war on regular citizens • Includes links to further reading and video evidence

Gender Roles in American Life A Documentary History of Political Social and Economic Changes 2 volumes

The strongly held stereotypes about women's athletic abilities have begun to be challenged. Today girls and women have more opportunity to participate in ...

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Author: Constance L. Shehan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440859595

Category: Social Science

Page: 820

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This two-volume set examines how the evolution of gender roles in the United States has changed family dynamics, business practices, and our concepts of womanhood and manhood as well as affected debates about equality, political and military service, and childrearing roles and practices. • Addresses an important, high-interest topic for students as well as general audiences: how and why gender roles have evolved dramatically in American culture • Presents essential and illuminating primary documents from multiple perspectives—mal and female, conservative and progressive, historical and current • Includes original headnotes and essays that provide essential context for a more complete understanding of documents and events

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives A K

Contains biographies of active and retired athletes, living or dead, plus media personalities, coaches, and administrators.

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ISBN: LCCN:2001049603

Category: Athletes

Page:

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Contains biographies of active and retired athletes, living or dead, plus media personalities, coaches, and administrators.

Wish Granted

It's no surprise that the stories in Wish Granted are profoundly inspiring. What is unexpected is how the life lessons have unfolded for the athletes with each wish granted.

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Author: Make-A-Wish® with Don Yaeger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062218421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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“Those kids are my heroes and by actively deciding to help them continue their fight with a little more hope, you’re one of my heroes, too.”—Michael Jordan, from the Introduction Poignant stories from this nation’s best loved athletes include Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, John Cena, Bethany Hamilton, Danica Patrick, Tony Hawk, the New England Patriots, and many more. Imagine a seriously ill child who gets to make one wish . . . and that wish is to meet you. How would you measure up? Wish Granted shows how twenty-five of the most celebrated professional athletes of all time answered this question by sharing what it is like to transform the lives of Make-A-Wish kids. You will find out that these wishes are game changers, not just for the kids . . . for the athletes themselves. Some, like record-breaking gold medalist Michael Phelps, discover the tremendous impact wish kids have had on wish granters’ perspectives, on their understanding of real strength, and on how we all want to live our lives. Sports fans will be thrilled to get an insider’s look into the deeply personal moments of their favorite superstars, and every reader will find inspiration in the amazing gift of human connection.

Jackie Robinson A Life in American History

He also urged Smith and other African Americans to continue to press for the signing of black players, since that pressure could ...

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Author: Courtney Michelle Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440872693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Jackie Robinson: A Life in American History provides readers with an understanding of the scope of Robinson's life and explores why no Major League baseball player will ever again wear number 42 as his regular jersey number. This book captures Robinson's lifetime, from 1919 to 1972, while focusing on his connections to the unresolved promise of the Reconstruction Era and to the civil rights movement of the 20th century. In addition to covering Robinson's athletic career with the UCLA Bruins, the Kansas City Monarchs, the Montreal Royals, and the Brooklyn Dodgers, the book explores sociopolitical elements to situate Robinson's story and impact within the broader context of United States history. The book makes deliberate connections among the failure of Reconstruction, the creation of the Negro Leagues, the rise and decline of legalized segregation in the United States, the progress of the civil rights movement, and Robinson's life. Chronological chapters begin with Robinson's life before he played professional baseball, continue with an exploration of the Negro Leagues and Robinson's career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and conclude with an examination of Robinson's post-retirement life as well as his influence on civil rights. Supplemental materials including document excerpts give readers an opportunity to explore contemporary accounts of Robinson's career and impact. Provides readers with insight into the ways the unfulfilled promise of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras impacted areas of life beyond politics Provides readers with an understanding of how professional baseball reflects American society and vice versa Informs readers that Major League baseball in the 19th century experienced a period of integration before entering a prolonged period of segregation Demonstrates how the effort to reintegrate the Major Leagues was tied to World War II and to efforts to promote integration in other areas of American society Shows Robinson's significance both within and outside of the world of professional baseball

The European Renaissance in American Life

Athletes can be Renaissance men. The Sporting News called professional basketball player Terry Cummings “a genuine Renaissance man,” because he was also a ...

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Author: Paul F. Grendler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275984869

Category: History

Page: 341

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Living out of Bounds The Male Athlete s Everyday Life

In the course of the work a portrait emerges that transcends the individual lives lived.

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Author: Steven J. Overman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313346699

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Despite some enormous differences in salary among professional athletes, most aspects of their daily lives remain surprisingly constant across sports and income levels. In Living out of Bounds author Steven J. Overman mines a wide array of sports biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and diaries to construct a representative picture of the athlete's life. In the course of the work a portrait emerges that transcends the individual lives lived. The shared experiences of devoted training, of travel and hotels, and of tension within and beyond the clubhouse or gym, force us to appreciate the often oppressive reality of the sporting life, at the same time that the individual lives lived also provide us with a glimpse of the rewards that make sports so compelling to audiences and athletes across America. .

Jesse Owens

This book examines Jesse Owens' upbringing, religious and spiritual life, and collegiate years and includes an examination of race, politics, and Nazi Germany as a backdrop to the 1936 Olympics.

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Author: F. Erik Brooks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440873828

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 200

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A compelling resource for sports enthusiasts, Jesse Owens: A Life in American History places the life and athletic accomplishments of Jesse Owens within the context of race and American history in the early 20th century. The year 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest track and field athletes in intercollegiate and Olympic history. This book examines Jesse Owens' upbringing, religious and spiritual life, and collegiate years and includes an examination of race, politics, and Nazi Germany as a backdrop to the 1936 Olympics. It also considers Owens' personal economic hardships after his triumph at the Olympic Games, his death, and his legacy. This biography series title will appeal to general readers, history buffs, and sports enthusiasts. Chapters are organized around the major developments in Jesse Owens' life, from his birth in Oakville, Alabama in 1913 to his death in Tucson, Arizona in 1980, and all of his groundbreaking athletic achievements in between. Primary source documents, sidebars, a timeline, and a bibliography provide valuable additional information for readers. The final chapter, Why Jesse Owens Matters, explores his cultural and historical significance. Provides readers with an understanding of race, politics, amateur athletics, and the 1936 summer Olympic Games Demonstrates how pivotal moments in the life of Jesse Owens worked together to make him a champion Shows the importance of family, coaches, and friends in Owens' life and career Illustrates the importance of Owens' performance in the Berlin Olympics and how it created a platform for other African American athletes