Game of Privilege: An African American History of Golf

Lane Demas (Author)

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$30.00  $27.60
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
September 11, 2017
6.21 X 9.3 X 1.14 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author

Lane Demas is professor of history at Central Michigan University.


There are a number of lessons to be learned from this book. . . . An unsettling but solid perspective on America.--Library Journal

The story [Demas] has to tell is enthralling. . . . Reminds us that golf can be serious business--and that it's much more than a game.--Wilmington Star News

This book is layered, fascinating, and tells an important history.--Choice

A terrific book that will hold the interest of anyone who wants to gain a fuller understanding of [golf's] development and the role that African Americans played in it.--Michigan Historical Review

Demas's research, use of images, extensive footnotes, and historical tables make his book invaluable for researching leisure, African American and southern history, and, of course, golf itself.--The Journal of Southern History

Demas has done admirable research in a subject largely ignored by historians.--American Historical Review

Provides the most complete account of the African-American experience in golf.--Journal of African American History

An accessible, detailed history of African Americans and the history of golf. Demas challenges the accepted ideas of who has traditionally played golf and the popularity of the sport among various classes, races, and genders . . . [to demonstrate] the importance of sport in understanding the history of society as well as the important and pioneering connections between sports and civil rights.--Florida Historical Quarterly