Item #273478 Game for All Races: An Illustrated History of the Negro Leagues. Henry Metcalfe.

Game for All Races: An Illustrated History of the Negro Leagues

MetroBooks (NY), February 2000. Oversized Hardcover. Used - Good / Good. Item #273478
ISBN: 1567994199

Packed with sumptuous historical photographs and paintings of the greatest players and teams of the Negro Leagues, and written by sportswriter and historian Henry Metcalfe, A Game for All Races shows how the baseball diamond became a literal and figurative battlefield in the struggle for equal rights in the United States. Included in the pages of this remarkable book the reader will find a detailed history of the Negro Leagues, from the post-Civil War era to the mid-twentieth century; biographical sketches of numerous Negro League stars; extensive quotes by and about the Negro Leagues and the men who played in them, many from the players themselves; and a gripping analysis of the way in which the events of this chapter of American history influenced the economic and social growth of the nation.

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