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Integrating the Team

Howard P. Chudacoff

in Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039782
eISBN:
9780252097881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the racial integration of college sports starting in the 1950s. The racial integration of teams, accelerating in the North and beginning in the South, altered the quality of ... More


1865–1879: Contesting a National Pastime: The Amateur Game

Debra A. Shattuck

in Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Tension between those wanting to maintain baseball as an amateur game and those wanting to professionalize it increased. Men increasingly identified baseball as a manly pastime yet girls and women ... More


The Last Pariah

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The black-tailed prairie dog, the most abundant of four prairie dog species in the United States, had shrunk in number to perhaps 2 percent of its original population and continued to decline because ... More


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