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Description - Baseball's Great Experiment by Jules Tygiel

In this gripping account of one of the most important steps in the history of American desegregation, Jules Tygiel tells the story of Jackie Robinson's crossing of baseball's color line. Examining the social and historical context of Robinson's introduction into white organized baseball, both on and off the field, Tygiel also tells the often neglected stories of other African-American players-such as Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron-who helped transform our national pastime into an integrated game. Drawing on dozens of interviews with players and front office executives, contemporary newspaper accounts, and personal papers, Tygiel provides the most telling and insightful account of Jackie Robinson's influence on American baseball and society. The anniversary issue features a new foreword by the author.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195339284
ISBN-10: 0195339282
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 136mm x 21mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jules Tygiel

Jules Tygiel, a native of Brooklyn, is Professor of History at San Francisco State University and founder of the Pacific Ghost League. He is the author of The Great Los Angeles Swindle: Oil, Stocks, and Scandal During the Roaring Twenties.

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