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The Jewish Contribution to Ending Jim Crow Baseball

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter chronicles the long history of activism that made it possible for Jackie Robinson to break baseball's color line. Sportswriters for more than a dozen African American newspapers led the ... More


The Hawaiian Communist League, 1924–1927

Gregory S. Taylor

in The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049205
eISBN:
9780813050072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049205.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 focuses on the period during which Crouch became a Communist ideologue, beginning with his time in the U.S. Army and his participation in the Hawaiian Communist League. That participation ... More


Baseball Was America

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of how professional baseball, defined as America's national pastime, was an entryway for immigrants, including Eastern European Jews, to become American. At the same ... More


The Making of a Mass Movement

Robert Cohen

in When the Old Left Was Young: Student Radicals and America's First Mass Student Movement, 1929-1941

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195060997
eISBN:
9780197561072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195060997.003.0009
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Franklin Delano Roosevelt so dominated the American political scene from the fall of 1932 through the end of the Depression decade that historians refer to these years as the Age of Roosevelt. He ... More


From Popular Front to Unpopular Sect

Robert Cohen

in When the Old Left Was Young: Student Radicals and America's First Mass Student Movement, 1929-1941

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195060997
eISBN:
9780197561072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195060997.003.0014
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Students in the 1939—1940 academic year had more reason than ever to worry that they might soon be carrying rifles instead of textbooks. With the start of classes in September came news of Hitler’s ... More


Paying Down Debts of Pleasure

John T. Edge

in Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638553
eISBN:
9781469641454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638553.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

John T. Edge, longtime director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, links an unattributed image of Lewis featured on a postcard to the all too frequent omission of black labor from serious ... More


Activist Impulses

Robert Cohen

in When the Old Left Was Young: Student Radicals and America's First Mass Student Movement, 1929-1941

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195060997
eISBN:
9780197561072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195060997.003.0013
Subject:
Education, History of Education

No sooner had the student movement emerged than speculation began about the sources of campus activism. Since such large scale student protest was unprecedented in the nation’s history, it was ... More


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