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‘In Default of an Immediate Realization of a True League of Nations’: The First Years of the League, 1919–1921

Peter J. Yearwood

in Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After American rejection of the Covenant, which London could not influence, the League was overshadowed by the Allied Supreme Council which tackled the main post‐war issues. The British supported the ... More


Nisei in Uniform

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about how the Nisei soldier, the Japanese American Citizens League's (JACL) brainchild, answered various race and citizenship imperatives in the 1940s and 1950s. For all Japanese ... More


Work and Sing: Children's Literature and the Cultural Front, 1935–1945

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers how the conditions of production and dissemination of children's literature changed beginning in the mid-1930s, and looks at the particular ways that leftists, in response to ... More


The Negro Leagues

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0034
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Negro leagues come and go, and three reasons seem to supply the answer: that the leagues are underfinanced, that they lack leadership in the beginning, and that they never achieved the stability or ... More


Success Story, Japanese American Style

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how, in seeking to produce new envisagements about Japanese Americans, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) spoke to mid-twentieth-century liberals' confidence in the ... More


The National Afro-American League’s Founding and Law-Related Work, 1887–1895

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter examines the extant evidence concerning the National Afro-American League's test case litigation and state legislative reform efforts and explores the political and legal perspectives of ... More


Chiefs vs. Raiders, Part I

Matthew C. Ehrlich

in Kansas City vs. Oakland: The Bitter Sports Rivalry That Defined an Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042652
eISBN:
9780252051500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042652.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the heyday of the Kansas City Chiefs-Oakland Raiders American Football League rivalry. Their face-offs during the 1968 and 1969 seasons took place amid racial revolt, including ... More


Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Susan D. Carle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This book uncovers the forgotten contributions of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century national organizations—including the National Afro-American League, the National Afro-American ... More


OVER HERE

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The war's impact on free speech at home, along with Attorney General Mitchell Palmer's brutal raids on suspected radicals, intensified Mencken's belief in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But ... More


Afro-American League Convention Speech

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the address Fortune gave before the inaugural convention of the Afro-American League in Chicago on January 25, 1890. The league was the nation's first national civil rights ... More


Setting Agendas, Demanding Rights, and the Black Press

Margaret Garb

in Freedom's Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135908
eISBN:
9780226136066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136066.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 describes the emergence of the black press and the rise of African American civic organizations and political clubs. It argues that newspapers like the Chicago Conservator, launched by ... More


We Want More Baseball and Football 1959 and 1960

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on the Congressional hearings conducted in 1959 and 1960 to address the issue of expansion and prospective new leagues. All of the league constitutions contained clauses ... More


The Founding of the Society

Stephen Bowman

in The Pilgrims Society and Public Diplomacy, 1895-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474417815
eISBN:
9781474445184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417815.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides an analytical narrative of the precise details of the Society’s founding and sheds light on the network of elite Britons and Americans who established the organisation. It ... More


The Baseball Trust

Stuart Banner

in The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199930296
eISBN:
9780190254575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199930296.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the idea that baseball in the United States was an unlawful trust or monopoly. It begins by looking at the earliest antitrust attacks against baseball before turning to the ... More


Creating and Sustaining America’s Game

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter charts the National Football League's (NFL) meteoric rise, thanks to NFL Films' unwavering designation of pro football as a unique and unifying reflection of America. Fueled by a ... More


The Rivalry Begins: 1913

Nathaniel Grow

in Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the history of the rivalry between the Federal League and the American and National leagues and how it culminated in a legal battle. The Federal League of Professional Base Ball ... More


Failure of the Afro-American People to Organize

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0018
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the editorial, “Failure of the Afro-American People to Organize,” where Fortune reflected on the attempts of the race to organize civil rights organizations. He examined his own ... More


The Long Wait: February 1915 to February 1916

Nathaniel Grow

in Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis's delayed decision in Federal League of Professional Base Ball Clubs v. National League spanning the period February 1915 to February 1916. After ... More


An Aborted Trial: February 1916 to June 1917

Nathaniel Grow

in Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc. v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs and its dismissal, focusing on the period between February 1916 and June 1917. In the ... More


The Landis Case: January 1915

Nathaniel Grow

in Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the case of Federal League of Professional Base Ball Clubs v. National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, filed in January 1915 by the Federal League in federal district ... More


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