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Jackie Robinson and the American Dilemma (Library of American Biography) / Edition 1

Jackie Robinson and the American Dilemma (Library of American Biography) / Edition 1

by John R.M. Wilson
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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205598489
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/28/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John R.M. Wilson teaches at Vanguard University.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface

Author’s Preface


1 Growing Up in Pasadena, 1919—1937

2 College Years

3 Limits of a Wider World

4 The Limits of Baseball

5 Rickey, Robinson, and the Royals

6 Rookie of the Year

7 Most Valuable Player

8 Robinson Unbound

9 Last Time around the Bases

10 Life after Baseball

11 Things Fall Apart

12 The Last Hurrah

Study and Discussion Questions

A Note on the Sources



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