Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball, 1st Edition

  • Laurie Collier Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 0780813286
  • ISBN-13: 9780780813281
  • DDC: 796.357092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Defining Moments: Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball explains how the famous player broke the color barrier when he signed to play major league baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
How to Use This Book.
Research Topics for Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball.
1: Narrative Overview.
2: Prologue.
3: The Color Line in Baseball.
4: The Noble Experiment.
5: Robinson Joins the Show.
6: Stardom and Death Threats.
7: Robinson and the Civil Rights Movement.
8: The Legacy of Jackie Robinson.
9: Biographies.
10: Campanella, Roy (1921–1993).
11: Chandler, A. B. “Happy” (1898–1991).
12: Doby, Larry (1923–2003).
13: Reese, Pee Wee (1918–1999).
14: Rickey, Branch (1881–1965).
15: Robinson, Jackie (1919–1972).
16: Robinson, Rachel (1922–).
17: Smith, Wendell (1914–1972).
18: Yawkey, Tom (1903–1976).
19: Primary Sources.
20: Sportswriter Wendell Smith Promotes Baseball Integration.
21: The Sporting News Supports Segregation in Baseball.
22: A Ballplayer Shares Memories of the Negro Leagues.
23: Branch Rickey Explains His Integration Plan.
24: A Dodgers Scout Remembers the Famous Rickey-Robinson Meeting.
25: A Sportswriter Recalls Robinson's Major League Debut.
26: Jackie Robinson Looks Back on His Rookie Season.
27: Pitcher Don Newcombe Protects His Dodgers Teammates.
28: Robinson Pushes Eisenhower to Take Action on Civil Rights.
29: A Major League Baseball Executive Describes Robinson's Impact.
30: Teammate Carl Erskine Reflects on Robinson's Legacy.
Important People, Places, and Terms.
Sources for Further Study.
Photo and Illustration Credits.