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Globetrotting : African American athletes and Cold war politics, Damion L. Thomas

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Globetrotting : African American athletes and Cold war politics
Title
Globetrotting
Title remainder
African American athletes and Cold war politics
Statement of responsibility
Damion L. Thomas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Exploring the geopolitical significance of racial integration in sports during the early days of the Cold War, this book looks at the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations' attempts to utilize sport to overcome hostile international responses to the violent repression of the civil rights movement in the United States. Highlighting how African American athletes responded to significant milestones in American racial justice such as the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Thomas surveys the shifting political landscape during this period as African American athletes increasingly resisted being used in State Department propaganda and began to use sports to challenge continued oppression."
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--from the book jacket
Cataloging source
SPI
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Thomas, Damion L
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
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  • African Americans
  • Sports
  • African American athletes
  • Racism in sports
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Sportler
  • Schwarze
  • Rassendiskriminierung
  • USA
Label
Globetrotting : African American athletes and Cold war politics, Damion L. Thomas
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The showcase African American: Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, and the politics of cold war prosperity and repression -- Spreading the gospel of basketball: the Harlem Globetrotters, the State Department and the minstrel tradition, 1945-54 -- Playing politics: the formation of the U.S. cold war-era athletic foreign policy -- The good Negroes: propaganda and the racial crisis -- Black power: international politics and the revolt of the black athlete
Control code
ocn973557622
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Illinois paperback ed.
Extent
x, 209 pages
Isbn
9780252082634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)973557622
Label
Globetrotting : African American athletes and Cold war politics, Damion L. Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The showcase African American: Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, and the politics of cold war prosperity and repression -- Spreading the gospel of basketball: the Harlem Globetrotters, the State Department and the minstrel tradition, 1945-54 -- Playing politics: the formation of the U.S. cold war-era athletic foreign policy -- The good Negroes: propaganda and the racial crisis -- Black power: international politics and the revolt of the black athlete
Control code
ocn973557622
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Illinois paperback ed.
Extent
x, 209 pages
Isbn
9780252082634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)973557622

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