Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

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Product Details

Price
$37.38
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
7.8 X 9.2 X 1.0 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781469652443

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About the Author

Derrick E. White is associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky.

Reviews

A valuable resource for future scholars and for anyone interested in black college football.--Library Journal


For many college football fans, this is a great book to read as the season approaches.--Philadelphia Tribune


This fascinating social history effectively uses mid-twentieth-century Black college football as a microcosm through which one can understand the larger civil rights struggle. An important contribution to social history.--Booklist, starred review


White's story is not a hagiographic one of triumph that sometimes enters the genre of sport history. The ebbs and flows of Florida A&M's success, and the racial and representational reasons for such movements, are incredibly instructive for anyone interested in either black college athletics or the larger story of integration, or for anyone who appreciates a great football story.--Journal of Southern History


White . . . does a masterful job of balancing black football and civil rights." --CHOICE