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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


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


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


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


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


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


Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Gregory L. Simon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This book investigates the ongoing politics, folly, and avarice shaping the production of increasingly widespread yet dangerous suburban and exurban landscapes. The 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire is ... 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


“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


Dangerous or Endangered?: Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America

Jennifer Tilton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783115
eISBN:
9780814784273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783115.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

How do you tell the difference between a “good kid” and a “potential thug”? This book considers the ways in which children are increasingly viewed as dangerous and yet, simultaneously, as endangered ... More


Negotiating Expert and Novice Identities through Client-stylist Interactions

Lanita Jacobs-Huey

in From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304169
eISBN:
9780199866939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304169.003.01
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on a routine type of interaction between clients and stylists in hair salons: client-stylist negotiation. In particular, it draws from observations of client-stylist interactions ... More


Changing the Climate from the Streets of Oakland

Michael Méndez

in Climate Change from the Streets: How Conflict and Collaboration Strengthen the Environmental Justice Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300232158
eISBN:
9780300249378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300232158.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Focuses on the city scale, analyzing how climate change from the streets unfolds in the case of the Oakland, California climate action planning process. Provides an exemplar for featuring climate ... 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


Sally Streets Nichols

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Sally Streets Nichols, who has performed with the New York City Ballet and Oakland Ballet. Nichols defines technique as the training that ... More


Discourse, Cultural Imperialism, Black Culture and Language Research in the United States

Garrett Albert Duncan

in Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098114
eISBN:
9789882206830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a critical account of African American language research discourse and cultural imperialism in the U.S. It analyzes the discourses that underlie research on African American ... More


“The Ground Must Belong to the City”:: Playgrounds and Recreation Centers in Oakland’s Neighborhoods

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As reform politicians swept to victory and women won the right to vote in California, clubwomen insisted that children had a right to play in public playgrounds and recreation centers. The Oakland ... More


Life in Oakland

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the Alexanders' life in Oakland. It begins by looking at Annie's education at the Lasell Seminary for Young Women in Auburndale, Massachusetts. This is followed by an account ... More


South of Market

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

History has played fast and loose with that great segment of the city which sprawls southward from Market Street to the San Francisco-San Mateo County line. Athwart historic Rincon Hill, fashionable ... More


East Bay: Cities and Back Country

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In Spanish times the distant shoreline opposite the Golden Gate was “la contra costa” (the opposite coast), to the conquistadores. Today, between the shimmering cables and steel girders of the San ... More


No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Chris Rhomberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236189
eISBN:
9780520940888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236189.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Challenged by Ku Klux Klan action in the 1920s, labor protests culminating in a general strike in the 1940s, and the rise of the civil rights and black power struggles of the 1960s, Oakland, ... More


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