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by Neil Lanctot

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Neil Lanctot
ISBN: 0812238079
ISBN13: 978-0812238075
Language: English
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (April 20, 2004)
Pages: 512
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He has produced an overview of the institution of black baseball as a business.

Neil Lanctot has accomplished something I long thought impossible. He has produced an overview of the institution of black baseball as a business.

Lanctot's first book, Fair Dealing and Clean Playing: The Hilldale Club and the Development of Black Professional Baseball, 1910-1932, was published by. .Negro League Baseball - The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution (2004). Campy - The Two Lives of Roy Campanella (2011).

Lanctot's first book, Fair Dealing and Clean Playing: The Hilldale Club and the Development of Black Professional Baseball, 1910-1932, was published by McFarland and Company in 1994.

Negro League Baseball book. Lanctot's first book, Fair Dealing and Clean Playing: The Hilldale Club and the Development of Black Professional Baseball, 1910-1932, was published by McFarland and Company in 1994.

Without nostalgia, Lanctot offers a careful and balanced judgment on the Negro leagues, one that is likely to stand for some time.

Lanctot takes us beyond the ball field where the Paiges and Gibsons played in forced segregation, and into the commercial and social realities of baseball in black communities. "Without nostalgia, Lanctot offers a careful and balanced judgment on the Negro leagues, one that is likely to stand for some time. Neil Lanctot has accomplished something I long thought impossible.

Baseball functioned as a critical component in the separate economy catering to black consumers in the urban centers of theĀ .

Baseball functioned as a critical component in the separate economy catering to black consumers in the urban centers of the North and South. Through his efforts, Lanctot has painstakingly reconstructed the institutional history of black professional baseball, locating the players, teams, owners, and fans in the wider context of the league's administration. In addition, he provides valuable insight into the changing attitudes of African Americans toward the need for separate institutions.

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Through his efforts, Lanctot has painstakingly reconstructed the institutional history of black professional baseball, locating the players, teams, owners, and fans in the wider context of the league's administration.

Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution presents the extraordinary history of a great African American achievement, from its lowest ebb during the Depression, through its golden age and World War II, until its gradual disappearance during the early years of th.

Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution presents the extraordinary history of a great African American achievement, from its lowest ebb during the Depression, through its golden age and World War II, until its gradual disappearance during the early years of the civil rights era. Faced with only a limited amount of correspondence and documents, Lanctot consulted virtually every sports page of every black newspaper located in a league city. He then conducted interviews with former players and scrutinized existing financial, court, and federal records.

Neil Lanctot pens an outstanding history of Negro League Baseball and its historical significance in this brilliant one volume work. There has been several important works on the Negro Leagues over the years, but none have been as inclusive on exploring the era as Lanctot

Neil Lanctot pens an outstanding history of Negro League Baseball and its historical significance in this brilliant one volume work. There has been several important works on the Negro Leagues over the years, but none have been as inclusive on exploring the era as Lanctot. If the reader is looking for a book to quickly skim over, this is not the one to purchase. But you will be missing a vital book on a professional baseball league that has never received its true recognition

Rubrics: Negro leagues History Baseball United States. by Charlotte Templin.

Excerpted by permission.

AFragile Industry and a Struggling Community. The unfortunate position of black professional baseball by 1933 reflected the disturbing decline of a once promising enterprise. The effects of the Depression threatened to destroy an industry whose stability and future success had appeared secure only a decade earlier. Yet from its beginnings, black baseball had faced a number of difficulties, and the transformation from amateur sport to commercial force had been gradual, fitful, and often rocky. Excerpted by permission.

Winner of the 2005 Seymour Medal of the Society for American Baseball Research. 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 and leagues operated for decades, representing a major achievement in black enterprise and institution building.Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution presents the extraordinary history of a great African American achievement, from its lowest ebb during the Depression, through its golden age and World War II, until its gradual disappearance during the early years of the civil rights era. Faced with only a limited amount of correspondence and documents, Lanctot consulted virtually every sports page of every black newspaper located in a league city. He then conducted interviews with former players and scrutinized existing financial, court, and federal records. Through his efforts, Lanctot has painstakingly reconstructed the institutional history of black professional baseball, locating the players, teams, owners, and fans in the wider context of the league's administration. In addition, he provides valuable insight into the changing attitudes of African Americans toward the need for separate institutions.

Comments to eBook Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution
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While most knowledgeable baseball fans have a passing acquaintance with Negro League Baseball, precious little ink has been devoted to the institution itself. Author Neil Lanctot has corrected this oversight with a downright fascinating and meticulously researched book. "Negro League Baseball" chronicles the history of the sport from its earliest origins until its ultimate demise in the early 1960's. From the outset there were a multitude of obstacles that the operators of most of these teams were simply never able to overcome. Poor administration, lack of suitable venues, constantly shifting franchises and raids from competing leagues were just some of the problems the Negro Leagues were up against. And when the leagues finally became profitable in the early to mid 1940's the spectre of integration in organized baseball and the shortsightedness of the league owners would ultimately seal the fate of this venerable black institution.
This is an absolutely fascinating story that you are sure to become engrossed in. The writing is first rate and as I mentioned earlier the book is extremely well researched. Sports fans and history buffs alike are certain to enjoy this one. Highly recommended!
Gamba
Neil Lanctot explores Negro history which is an arduous task as so much of this great enterprise was not fully chronicled in its time. His exhaustive research has produced a compelling account that is a must read.
Black_Hawk_Down.
Neil Lanctot is a pre-eminent historian of baseball, and of the Negro Leagues. The book is very well researched, and very informative. It does read a bit like a text book, making it only slightly less enjoyable than "Campy", by the same author.
Tiv
Purchased as a gift, was much appreciated and loved.
Abandoned Electrical
excellent history of what the negro in his time had to endure to make a living playing baseball in a different era
Corgustari
The book opened my eyes to a lot that I never knew about Negro League Baseball. I did not know how many leagues there were and how the players were treated in regards to Major Leagues. I did not know how the leagues were funded etc. There is a lot of good info in this book and there are parts where the story is good. After that it dies and some of it is quite boring, I mean the way Lanctot writes about certain things in dreadul.
Jonide
Neil Lanctot pens an outstanding history of Negro League Baseball and its historical significance in this brilliant one volume work.

There has been several important works on the Negro Leagues over the years, but none have been as inclusive on exploring the era as Lanctot. If the reader is looking for a book to quickly skim over, this is not the one to purchase. But you will be missing a vital book on a professional baseball league that has never received its true recognition.

It has angered me for many years that the Negro Leagues has become nothing more than a footnote in baseball history, seemingly "celebrated" a couple times a season with current pro baseball teams wearing "throwback" jerseys during games.

Lanctot's book should be a required reading for baseball's commissioner and other officials & then the steps should be taken to include the NLB statistics in "official" records, with additional classes of hall of fame inductees to follow the NLB Class of 2006.
The author weaves together an amazing amout of historical research to tell an interesting story. All the important figures are here, Satchell Paige, Josh Gibson, etc., but he also introduces lesser known though equally interesting personalities, especially the owners. Never before has anyone told the whole story of the Negro Leagues like this, explaining why Negro League baseball was important as an institution to African American communities across the country.
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