Jackie Robinson and the American Dilemma (Library of American Biography)

Type
Book
Authors
ISBN 10
020559848X 
ISBN 13
9780205598489 
Category
History  [ Browse Items ]
Edition
Publication Year
2009 
Publisher
Pages
224 
Abstract
 
Description
In this gripping profile of a pioneer, John R.M. Wilson illustrates how Jackie Robinson’s life transcended his baseball career to illuminate the racial struggles of the nation.   By breaking the color barrier in baseball, Jackie Robinson (1919—1973) brought the American public face-to-face with a dilemma that has plagued the nation throughout its history: the disjuncture between the American ideals of liberty and equality and the realities of racial prejudice, segregation, and discrimination.   Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the “Library of American Biography” series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times. - from Amzon 
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