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I Never Had It Made : An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson,9780060555979

I Never Had It Made : An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson

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9780060555979

ISBN10:
0060555971
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/3/2010
Publisher(s):
HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

Before Ken Griffey Jr., before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's celebrated stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier, changing the world of sports forever.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Cornel West
Introduction xv
Hank Aaron
Preface: Today xxi
Jackie Robinson
The Noble Experiment
A Dream Deferred
3(23)
The Noble Experiment
26(11)
Breaking the Color Barrier
37(16)
The Major Leagues
53(18)
``Just Another Guy''
71(7)
My Own Man
78(9)
The Price of Popularity
87(17)
The Growing Family
104(12)
The Ninth Inning
116(9)
After the Ball Game
New Horizons
125(10)
Campaigning for Nixon
135(6)
The Hall of Fame Award
141(4)
Conflict at the Apollo
145(6)
Crises at Home
151(11)
On Being Black Among the Republicans
162(14)
Differences with Malcolm X
176(7)
The Freedom Bank
183(15)
Hope and Disillusionment in White Politics
198(12)
The Influence of Martin Luther King, Jr.
210(7)
Jackie's Prison
217(19)
Politics Today
236(8)
``. . . And He Was Free''
244(15)
Aftermath
259(9)
Epilogue
268


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