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Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730913
eISBN:
9781617030444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730913.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book includes chapters on Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Curt Flood, Paul Robeson, Jim Thorpe, Bill Russell, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos. The chapters here talk about twentieth-century ... More


Branch Rickey: Moral Capitalist

Robert F. Lewis II

in Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses Branch Rickey’s fall from grace as the executive of Major League Baseball. It notes that Branch Rickey brought improvements to the sport through his signing of Jackie Robinson ... More


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