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Invisible Ball of Dreams – Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line - University Press of Mississippi
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Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Emily Ruth Rutter

Abstract

Although many Americans think of Jackie Robinson when they consider the story of race and racism in baseball, a long history of tragedies and triumphs precede Robinson’s momentous debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. From the pioneering Cuban Giants (1885-1915) to the Negro Leagues (1920-1960), black baseball was a long-standing, if underdocumented, staple of African American communities. This book examines creative portraits of this history by William Brashler, Jerome Charyn, August Wilson, Gloria Naylor, Harmony Holiday, Kadir Nelson, and Denzel Washington, among others. Divide ... More

Keywords: Negro Leagues, Archive, Novelists, Poets, Filmmakers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496817129
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817129.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Ruth Rutter, author
Ball State University