The Negro Leagues (We the People: Modern America)

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Until after World War II, African-Americans were not allowed to play for Major League teams and the minor-league clubs that helped train their players. It would take until 1947 to break this baseball color line. In the meantime, talented black athletes played in the Negro Leagues, successful professional baseball leagues bursting with talented athletes. But it wasnt easy, and it wasnt fair.

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Formerly an editor at the educational publisher 'Weekly Reader', Michael Burgan has been a freelance writer for 17 years. He has written more than 250 books for children and young adults, specializing in U.S. history, geography, and biographies of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Burgan has won several awards for his writing, and his plays for adult audiences have been staged across the United States. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in history. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his cat Callie.

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Even after slavery was made illegal in the United States, it took over 100 years for the color line to truly be broken. Even when new sports or industries were created, a line was quickly established to keep blacks from participating in the same way that --Children's Literature Comprehensive Database Newsletter

This history series is meant for grades four through six. Topics include local events that had an impact on national policy in the United States. Each book contains information regarding the particular event, what effects it had on those who experienced --Multicultural Review

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