Glory bound : Black athletes in a White America
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Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, [1997].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
0815627335, 9780815627333, 0815627343, 9780815627340
Physical Desc
xx, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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796.0920 W655g
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Published
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, [1997].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
0815627335, 9780815627333, 0815627343, 9780815627340

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-287) and index.
Description
African American athletes have experienced a tumultuous relationship with mainstream white America. Glory Bound brings together for the first time eleven essays that explore this complex topic. In his writings, well-known sports scholar David K. Wiggins recounts the struggle of black athletes to participate fully in sports while maintaining their own cultural identity and pride. Wiggins examines the seminal moments that defined and changed the black athlete's role in white America from the nineteenth century to the present: the personal crusade of Wendell Smith to promote black participation in organized baseball, the triumph of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics and the proposed boycott of the Games, and the response of America's black press and community.
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Glory Bound demonstrates how the civil rights movement changed the face of American athletics and society forever. With the genesis of the black power movement in sport, Wiggins notes a significant shift in black - and white - America's attention to the African American athlete.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wiggins, D. K. (1997). Glory bound: Black athletes in a White America (First edition.). Syracuse University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wiggins, David Kenneth, 1951-. 1997. Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America. Syracuse University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wiggins, David Kenneth, 1951-. Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America Syracuse University Press, 1997.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wiggins, David Kenneth. Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America First edition., Syracuse University Press, 1997.

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