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The Resource The heritage : black athletes, a divided America, and the politics of patriotism, Howard Bryant

The heritage : black athletes, a divided America, and the politics of patriotism, Howard Bryant

Label
The heritage : black athletes, a divided America, and the politics of patriotism
Title
The heritage
Title remainder
black athletes, a divided America, and the politics of patriotism
Statement of responsibility
Howard Bryant
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It used to be that politics and sports were as separate from one another as church and state. The ballfield was an escape from the world's worst problems, top athletes were treated like heroes, and cheering for the home team was as easy and innocent as hot dogs and beer. "No news on the sports page" was a governing principle in newsrooms. That was then. Today, sports arenas have been transformed into staging grounds for American patriotism and the hero worship of law enforcement. Teams wear camouflage jerseys to honor those who serve; police officers throw out first pitches; soldiers surprise their families with homecomings at halftime. Sports and politics are decidedly entwined. But as journalist Howard Bryant reveals, this has always been more complicated for black athletes, who from the start, were committing a political act simply by being on the field. In fact, among all black employees in twentieth-century America, perhaps no other group had more outsized influence and power than ballplayers. The immense social responsibilities that came with the role is part of the black athletic heritage. It is a heritage built by the influence of the superstardom and radical politics of Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos through the 1960s; undermined by apolitical, corporate-friendly 'transcenders of race,' O. J. Simpson, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods in the following decades; and reclaimed today by the likes of LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and Carmelo Anthony"--Book jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryant, Howard
Dewey number
306.483
Index
index present
LC call number
GV583
LC item number
.B735 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American athletes
  • African American athletes
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Discrimination in sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • African American athletes
  • African American athletes
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • United States
Label
The heritage : black athletes, a divided America, and the politics of patriotism, Howard Bryant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Here I stand -- Part one: Rise and fall -- Stick to sports -- The good Americans -- Juice -- Jump, man -- Part two: War games -- "Our way of life" -- The sanitation department -- Props -- Part three: the awakening -- Ferguson -- A seat at the table -- "Who is the patriot?" -- Epilogue: The peacemakers
Control code
on1025412279
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780807026991
Lccn
2017053716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1025412279
Label
The heritage : black athletes, a divided America, and the politics of patriotism, Howard Bryant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Here I stand -- Part one: Rise and fall -- Stick to sports -- The good Americans -- Juice -- Jump, man -- Part two: War games -- "Our way of life" -- The sanitation department -- Props -- Part three: the awakening -- Ferguson -- A seat at the table -- "Who is the patriot?" -- Epilogue: The peacemakers
Control code
on1025412279
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780807026991
Lccn
2017053716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1025412279

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