Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901 : Operating by Any Means Necessary (Sports and Entertainment) (1ST)

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Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901 : Operating by Any Means Necessary (Sports and Entertainment) (1ST)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 272 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780815607861
  • DDC分類 796.3576408996073

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An account of the birth of black baseball and its dramatic passage from grass-roots venture to commercial enterprise. It assesses the impact of urbanization and migration, and applauds those innovators who forged black baseball into a parallel club that also appealed to whites.

Table of Contents

        Illustrations                              ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Entrepreneurship and the Rise of Black 1 (13)
Baseball
From Social Organization to Commercial 14 (21)
Enterprise
The Birth of a Commercial Enterprise 35 (26)
Windows of Opportunity and Mounting 61 (28)
Obstacles, 1887
A New Frontier and New Challenges, 89 (17)
1888--1889
The War over Players, 1890--1891 106 (17)
The Lean Years, 1892--1895 123 (21)
The Search for a Colored Champion 144 (18)
Rivalries, a New Frontier, and 162 (19)
Reorganization
Notes 181 (24)
Bibliography 205 (14)
Index 219