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Striving for the Big Leagues

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/9780252042652.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter looks at how Kansas City and Oakland obtained major league franchises by poaching them from elsewhere, part of a nationwide trend that began in the 1950s and accelerated in the 1960s. ... More


Introduction

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/9780252042652.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The introduction discusses how Kansas City and Oakland sought to elevate themselves through big-league sports franchises and urban renewal. It relates the story of a controversial 1970 Oakland-Kansas ... 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


Chiefs vs. Raiders, Part II

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/9780252042652.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter tells of the decline of the Kansas City Chiefs after they moved to Arrowhead Stadium in 1972. The Chiefs still could beat the Oakland Raiders at home, but coach Hank Stram was finally ... More


Political in the Sense That We Never Took Any Shit: Family and the Roots of Black Feminist Radicalism, 1916–1942

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter is set in Kansas City, Missouri and Los Angeles, California and demonstrates how Flo Kennedy’s parents contributed to the formation of her black feminist radicalism. Her parents not only ... More


A’s vs. Royals, Part II

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/9780252042652.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the baseball rivalry that developed between the Oakland A’s and the Kansas City Royals. The A’s won two more world championships but still fought with owner Charles Finley, who ... More


Conclusion

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/9780252042652.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The conclusion summarizes what happened after the heyday of the Oakland-Kansas City sports rivalry to the cities and their sports teams: the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals, the Oakland ... More


A’s vs. Royals, 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/9780252042652.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter relates the rise in the fortunes of baseball’s Oakland A’s, culminating in their 1972 World Series title. They won despite weak attendance and turmoil under owner Charles Finley. The ... More


“Triumph and Tragedy”

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/9780252042652.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the highs and lows that would be experienced by Kansas City and Oakland and the athletes who played there. The Kansas City Royals won their first division title in 1976, the ... More


Racialized Advantage: The Missouri Suburban School Districts

John L. Rury

in Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748394
eISBN:
9781501748417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748394.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter deals with changes in the Missouri suburbs, describing their consolidation and growth across the postwar period. Particular attention is devoted to several of these districts, which ... More


The Kansas City Black Panther Party and the Repression of the Black Revolution

Reynaldo Anderson

in On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities across America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734928
eISBN:
9781621035916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734928.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Black Panther Party (BPP) differed from the civil rights movement in two ways: its goal of gaining control over institutions that influenced the lives of African Americans; and its willingness to ... More


Uniting and Dividing a Heartland Metropolis: Growth and Inequity in Postwar Kansas City

John L. Rury

in Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748394
eISBN:
9781501748417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748394.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter introduces metropolitan Kansas City as the site for a case study to examine the dynamics of suburban development and its implications for educational inequality. Following the lead of ... More


An Enduring Legacy of Inequality

John L. Rury

in Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748394
eISBN:
9781501748417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748394.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This concluding chapter provides a summary of the volume's principal points and larger implications. It shows that Kansas City offers a nearly archetypal case of the metropolitan revolution, with ... More


The Connected City: Digital Infrastructure and Urban Transformation

Germaine R. Halegoua

in The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479839216
eISBN:
9781479829101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479839216.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 2 analyzes debates about re-placeing at the municipal scale. A key focus of this analysis is how different models of infrastructure deployment create visible geographies of digital inclusion ... More


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

Matthew C. Ehrlich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042652
eISBN:
9780252051500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042652.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The book discusses a sports rivalry between two cities--Kansas City, Missouri and Oakland, California--during one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. history, the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. ... More


Educating the Fragmented Metropolis

John L. Rury

in Creating the Suburban School Advantage: Race, Localism, and Inequality in an American Metropolis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748394
eISBN:
9781501748417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748394.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This introductory chapter discusses an “ecological” approach to understanding urban development, as applied to suburban schooling. It narrows down the scope of the study to metropolitan Kansas City, ... More


The Sweet Music of Kansas City

Gayle Sherwood Magee

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199915965
eISBN:
9780190205348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Altman grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, in the 1920s and 1930s, during the “Pendergast” era of the city’s history. His childhood included a viewing of the legendary King Kong (1933), as well as ... More


Staging

Lisa Blee and Jean M. O’Brien

in Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648408
eISBN:
9781469648422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648408.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter follows Massasoit through eighty years of unveilings and dedication ceremonies across diverse locations to interrogate how the national narrative originally imagined by the Improved ... More


Annals of the Present, the Local, and the Everyday: The Centurial Time Vessels as Heterodox History, 1900–1901

Nick Yablon

in Remembrance of Things Present: The Invention of the Time Capsule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226574134
eISBN:
9780226574271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574271.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the “centurial” time capsules sealed in Detroit, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, and at Harvard and Mount Holyoke colleges, to welcome the twentieth century, along with those ... More


‘Walkin’ and Swingin’’: Signifyin(g) in Elegant Hot Swing, 1936–1941

George Burrows

in The Recordings of Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199335589
eISBN:
9780190948047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199335589.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the hot-swing numbers that the Clouds of Joy recorded in the period between March 1936 and July 1941. It shows that despite evident qualities of the hot-jazz styles of New ... More


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