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Black Baseball Novels and White Redemption

Emily Ruth Rutter

in Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817129
eISBN:
9781496817167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817129.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Chapter 2 contends that Jay Neugeboren’s Sam’s Legacy (1974), John Craig’s Chappie and Me (1979), and Jerome Charyn’s The Seventh Babe (1979) extend William Brashler’s and John Badham’s work by ... More


Introduction

David Ikard

in Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226492469
eISBN:
9780226492773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492773.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The introduction lays out the larger argument of the book which includes defining the tropes lovable racists, white messiahs, and magical negroes. The chief argument is that these tropes have long ... More


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