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Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1902-1931: The Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues (Paperback)

Michael E. Lomax

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Paperback. As the companion volume to Black Baseball Entrepreneurs,1860-1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary, Lomax's new book continues to chronicle the history of black baseball in the United Sta.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 497 pages. 0.703. Bookseller Inventory # 9780815610397

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As the companion volume to Black Baseball Entrepreneurs,1860–1901:
Operating by Any Means Necessary, Lomax’s new book continues to
chronicle the history of black baseball in the United States. The first volume
traced the development of baseball from an exercise in community building
among African Americans in the pre–Civil War era into a commercialized
amusement and a rare and lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurship
within the black community. In this book, Lomax takes a closer look
at the marketing and promotion of the Negro Leagues by black baseball
magnates. He explores how race influenced black baseball’s institutional
development and how it shaped the business relationship with white clubs
and managers. Lomax explains how the decisions that black baseball
magnates made to insulate themselves from outside influences may have
distorted their perceptions and ultimately led to the Negro Leagues‘ demise.
The collapse of the Negro Leagues by 1931 was, Lomax argues, “a
dream deferred in the overall African American pursuit for freedom and

About the Author:

Michael E. Lomax is an associate professor of sport history in the Department of Health
and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Black Baseball
Entrepreneurs, 1860–1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary.

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