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April 24, 2018


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Patrick S. O'Donnell

Should one want to put this paper and its argument into a yet wider historical, socio-economic and political context, I proffer the following titles for consideration:

• Bass, Amy. Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
• Carlos, John (with David Zirin). The John Carlos Story. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2013 (2011).
• Carter, Rubin “Hurricane” (with Ken Klosky). Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom. Chicago, IL: Lawrence Hill Books, 2011.
• Dorinson, Joseph and Joram Warmund. Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports, and the American Dream. New York: Routledge, 2015 (M.E. Sharpe, 1998).
• Early, Gerald L. A Level Playing Field: African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.
• Edwards, Harry. The Revolt of the Black Athlete. New York: Free Press, 1969.
• Goodman, Jordan. Paul Robeson: A Watched Man. London: Verso, 2013.
• Hawkins, Billy. The New Plantation: Black Athletes, College Sports, and Predominantly White NCAA Institutions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
• Hirsch, James S. Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter. New York: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000.
• Hodges, Craig. Long Shot: The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2017.
• Marquesee, Mike. Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties. London: Verso, 2nd ed., 2005.
• McRae, Donald. Heroes Without a Country: America’s Betrayal of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens. New York: Harper Collins, 2002.
• Owens, Jesse (with Paul Neimark) I Have Changed. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1972.
• Scott, Jack. The Athletic Revolution. New York: Free Press, 1971.
• Wice, Paul B. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter and the American Justice System. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2000.
• Zirin, David. What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2015.

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