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

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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 ...

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