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A Long Way from Brooklyn: Baseball's Integration in the Midwest

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dc.contributor.author Deckard, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-03T19:47:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-03T19:47:42Z
dc.date.created May 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-05-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3526
dc.description.abstract During the years 1947 through 1957 significant events on baseball fields directed the path Americans took in the civil rights movement. A significant number of texts have been published on the integration of baseball but little research has been conducted on baseball's integration in the Midwest. Jackie Robinson is credited with breaking baseball’s color barrier by first appearing in a Brooklyn Dodgers’ uniform on April 15, 1947. Robinson's debut received media coverage in the Midwestern states of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. These same newspapers also covered the African-American ball players who integrated semi-pro and minor league teams in the Midwest. This thesis is directed by the research question of how baseball’s integration was covered by the press at regional and national levels. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Baseball Integration en_US
dc.subject Major League Baseball en_US
dc.subject Negro League Baseball en_US
dc.subject Minor League Baseball en_US
dc.subject Denver Post Tournament en_US
dc.subject National Baseball Tournament en_US
dc.subject National Baseball Congress en_US
dc.subject World Series en_US
dc.subject Kansas City Monarchs en_US
dc.subject Bismarck Churchills en_US
dc.subject Birmingham Black Barons en_US
dc.subject Topeka Owls en_US
dc.subject Oklahoma City Indians en_US
dc.subject Texas League en_US
dc.subject Western Association en_US
dc.subject Tulsa Oilers en_US
dc.subject Omaha Cardinals en_US
dc.title A Long Way from Brooklyn: Baseball's Integration in the Midwest en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college las en_US
dc.advisor Dr. Christopher Lovett en_US
dc.department social sciences en_US

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