Defining Moments in American History: Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Laurie Collier
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $54.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $81.00
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1327-4
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 45
Book Status: Available
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Defining Moments: Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball provides a comprehensive account of Robinsons life and career, with a detailed and authoritative overview of the events surrounding the shattering of Major League Baseballs longstanding color barrier.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball
  • NARRATIVE OVERVIEW
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One: The Color Line in Baseball
  • Chapter Two: The Noble Experiment
  • Chapter Three: Robinson Joins the Show
  • Chapter Four: Stardom and Death Threats
  • Chapter Five: Robinson and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Chapter Six: The Legacy of Jackie Robinson
  • BIOGRAPHIES
  • Roy Campanella (1921-1993) First Black Catcher in Major League Baseball
  • A. B. “Happy” Chandler (1898-1991) Politician and Second Commissioner of Major League Baseball
  • Larry Doby (1923-2003) Professional Baseball Player Who Integrated the American League
  • Pee Wee Reese (1918-1999) Brooklyn Dodgers Captain Who Befriended Jackie Robinson
  • Branch Rickey (1881-1965) Brooklyn Dodgers Executive Who Led Baseball Integration
  • Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) Player Who Broke Major League Baseball's Color Barrier
  • Rachel Robinson (1922-) Wife of Jackie Robinson and President of the Jackie Robinson Foundation
  • Wendell Smith (1914-1972) Sportswriter Who Promoted Baseball Integration
  • Tom Yawkey (1903-1976) Owner of the Boston Red Sox, the Last Major League Team to Integrate
  • PRIMARY SOURCES
  • Sportswriter Wendell Smith Promotes Baseball Integration
  • The Sporting News Supports Segregation in Baseball
  • A Ballplayer Shares Memories of the Negro Leagues
  • Branch Rickey Explains His Integration Plan
  • A Dodgers Scout Remembers the Famous Rickey-Robinson Meeting
  • A Sportswriter Recalls Robinson's Major League Debut
  • Jackie Robinson Looks Back on His Rookie Season
  • Pitcher Don Newcombe Protects His Dodgers Teammates
  • Robinson Pushes Eisenhower to Take Action on Civil Rights
  • A Major League Baseball Executive Describes Robinson's Impact
  • Teammate Carl Erskine Reflects on Robinson's Legacy
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Photo and Illustration Credits