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The story of black professional baseball provides a remarkable perspective on several major themes in modern African American history: the initial black response to segregation, the subsequent struggle to establish successful separate enterprises, and the later movement toward integration. Baseball functioned as a critical component in the separate economy catering to black consumers in the urban centers of the North and South. While most black businesses struggled to survive from year to year, professional baseball teams ...

Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution 2008, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812220278

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Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution 2004, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780812238075

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