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The Resource Arthur Ashe : tennis and justice in the Civil Rights era, Eric Allen Hall

Arthur Ashe : tennis and justice in the Civil Rights era, Eric Allen Hall

Label
Arthur Ashe : tennis and justice in the Civil Rights era
Title
Arthur Ashe
Title remainder
tennis and justice in the Civil Rights era
Statement of responsibility
Eric Allen Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Arthur Ashe explains how this iconic African American tennis player overcame racial and class barriers to reach the top of the tennis world in the 1960s and 1970s. But more important, it follows Ashe's evolution as an activist who had to contend with the shift from civil rights to Black Power. Off the court, and in the arena of international politics, Ashe positioned himself at the center of the black freedom movement, negotiating the poles of black nationalism and assimilation into white society. Fiercely independent and protective of his public image, he navigated the thin line between conservatives and liberals, reactionaries and radicals, the sports establishment and the black cause. Eric Allen Hall's work examines Ashe's life as a struggle against adversity but also a negotiation between the comforts--perhaps requirements--of tennis-star status and the felt obligation to protest the discriminatory barriers the white world constructed to keep black people "in their place." Drawing on coverage of Ashe's athletic career and social activism in domestic and international publications, archives including the Ashe Papers, and a variety of published memoirs and interviews, Hall has created an intimate, nuanced portrait of a great athlete who stood at the crossroads of sports and equal justice."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Eric Allen
Dewey number
  • 796.342092
  • B
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
GV994.A7
LC item number
H35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ashe, Arthur
  • Tennis players
  • African American tennis players
  • Civil rights
  • African Americans
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
Label
Arthur Ashe : tennis and justice in the Civil Rights era, Eric Allen Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [272]-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Richmond -- UCLA -- An emerging activist -- Bright lights and civil rights -- Tennis wars -- Defeat and victory in South Africa -- Transitions -- The comeback -- Triumph and tragedy -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn864709461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 331 pages,
Isbn
9781421413945
Lccn
2013043573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)864709461
Label
Arthur Ashe : tennis and justice in the Civil Rights era, Eric Allen Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [272]-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Richmond -- UCLA -- An emerging activist -- Bright lights and civil rights -- Tennis wars -- Defeat and victory in South Africa -- Transitions -- The comeback -- Triumph and tragedy -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn864709461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 331 pages,
Isbn
9781421413945
Lccn
2013043573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)864709461

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