Table of Contents for Sport and the Color Line : Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth-Century America


Preface vii
Introduction ix
I SPORT AND COMMUNITY IN THE ERA OF JIM CROW
Sport and Black Pittsburgh, 1900--1930
3(124)
Rob Ruck
Black Entrepreneurship in the National Pastime
The Rise of Semiprofessional Baseball in Black Chicago, 1890--1915
25(20)
Michael E. Lomax
Year of the Comet
Jack Johnson versus Jim Jeffries, July 4, 1910
45(18)
Randy Roberts
``A General Understanding''
Organized Baseball and Black Professional Baseball, 1900--1930
63(20)
Neil Lanctot
``We Were Ladies, We Just Played Like Boys''
African-American Womanhood and Competitive Basketball at Bennett College, 1928--1942
83(18)
Rita Liberti
A Special Type of Discipline
Manhood and Community in African-American Institutions, 1923--1957
101(26)
Pamela Grundy
II THE ORDEAL OF DESEGREGATION
Joe Louis: American Folk Hero
127(144)
William H. Wiggins
``End Jim Crow in Sports''
The Leonard Bates Controversy and Protest at New York University, 1940--1941
147(20)
Donald Spivey
Jackie Robinson
``A Lone Negro'' in Major League Baseball
167(24)
Jules Tygiel
More Than a Game
The Political Meaning of High School Basketball in Indianapolis
191(20)
Richard B. Pierce
``Cinderellas'' of Sport
Black Women in Track and Field
211(22)
Susan Cahn
Jim Crow in the Gymnasium
The Integration of College Basketball in the American South
233(18)
Charles H. Martin
Civil Rights on the Gridiron
The Kennedy Administration and the Desegregation of the Washington Redskins
251(20)
Thomas G. Smith
III IMAGES OF THE BLACK ATHLETE AND THE RACIAL POLITICS OF SPORT
Edwin Bancroft Henderson, African-American Athletes, and the Writing of Sport History
271(34)
David K. Wiggins
The Greatest
Muhammad Ali's Confounding Character
289(16)
David W. Zang
The Sports Spectacle, Michael Jordan, and Nike
305(40)
Douglas Kellner
The Anatomy of Scientific Racism
Racialist Responses to Black Athletic Achievement
327(18)
Patrick B. Miller
Crisis of Black Athletes at the Outset of the Twenty-First Century
345(6)
Harry Edwards
Further Reading 351(12)
Contributors 363(4)
Permissions Acknowledgments 367(2)
Index 369