The Negro Southern League

Author: William J. Plott
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786475447
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"This immensely entertaining book fills a void in the story of American baseball…. Plott has delved through hundreds of newspaper accounts and … [i]n what must have been a herculean effort, [he] has provided appendices listing the yearly rosters of the teams, lists of pennant winners, even no-hit games, compiling in one volume statistics that might have been lost to history if not for his research."--Alabama Writers' Forum The Negro Southern League was a baseball minor league that operated off and on from 1920 to 1951. It served as a valuable feeder system to the Negro National League and the Negro American League. A number of NNL and NAL stars got their start in the NSL, among them five Hall of Famers including Satchel Paige and Willie Mays. During its history, more than 80 teams were members of the league, representing 40 cities in a dozen states. In the end only four teams remained, operating more as semipro than professional teams. This book is a narrative history of the league from its inception with eight teams in major Southern cities until its demise three decades later.

Organizing Black America

Author: Nina Mjagkij
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135581231
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With information on over 500 organizations, their founders and membership, this unique encyclopedia is an invaluable resource on the history of African-American activism. Entries on both historical and contemporary organizations include: * African Aid Society * African-Americans for Humanism * Black Academy of Arts and Letters * Black Women's Liberation Committee * Minority Women in Science * National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists * National Dental Association * National Medical Association * Negro Railway Labor Executives Committee * Pennsylvania Freedmen's Relief Association * Women's Missionary Society, African Methodist Episcopal Church * and many more.

Baseball Team Names

Author: Richard Worth
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491248
Format: PDF
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"Professional baseball is full of arcane team names at all levels of the sport. Some might be surprised to learn that the major league Dodgers owe their nickname to a trolley line in Brooklyn. This comprehensive reference book explains the origins of all known major, minor and Negro league teams from 1869 through 2011"--Provided by publisher.

America History and Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Jews and Baseball

Author: Burton Alan Boxerman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786428281
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Looks at Jews involved in baseball in the United States beginning in 1871, including the lives, careers, and accomplishments of players, owners, and members of the media.

Encyclopedia of African American culture and history

Author: Jack Salzman
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: 9780028973630
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Encyclopedia is a 5-vol. work covering all aspects of African-American life. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces -- many by the foremost scholars in the field -- it addresses a wide array of subjects in more than 2,300 articles to fully define in one source the history, cultural roots and current condition of the African-American community.