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Queen of the Negro Leagues: Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles: Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles

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The first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, there was no one like Effa Manley in the sports world of the 1930s and 1940s. She was a sophisticated woman who owned a baseball team. She never shrank from going head to head with men, who dominated the ranks of sports executives and considered sports their exclusive domain. That her life story has remained unchronicled can only be attributed to one thing: her team, the Newark Eagles, belonged to the Negro Baseball League. This book furthers a growing awareness of black baseball before integration and profiles many of the other highly-competitive owners in the Negro league. It also describes a thriving black community in Newark that took the Newark Eagles into their hearts, creating a fascinating relationship between a community and their sports team. This book was the first to draw extensively on Eagle team records, left behind by Mrs. Manley when she left Newark in the 1950s, and rediscovered nearly intact thirty-five years later. The files are the most comprehensive source of information about the Newark Eagles. They reconstruct the relationship between the baseball team and the community to an extent never thought to be possible. Also included is material from Mrs. Manley's scrapbook chronicling her days as a baseball owner and an active home front volunteer during World War II. Her scrapbook is now part of the collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This important work shines the spotlight on a previously unsung segment of baseball history. Originally published in cloth as Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles, No. 1 in the American Sports History Series. Reviews of the Original Edition: ...a book that speaks volumes about the history of all of us who grew up in Newark at a time when the city stood for something very different. It's a dandy read. NEWARK STAR-LEDGER ...the story of a dynamic woman who, with her husband, owned the New Jersey team in the Negro National League.... Recommended. LIB

Synopsis:

There was no one like Effa Manley in the sports world of the 1930s and 1940s. She was a sophisticated woman who owned a baseball team. That her life story has remained unchronicled can only be attributed to one thing: her team, the Newark Eagles, belonged to the Negro Baseball League.

Synopsis:

The story of a championship baseball team and an extraordinary woman who make her mark despite gender and race discrimination.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-287) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578860012
Author:
Overmyer, James
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Location:
Lanham, Md. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-American business enterprises
Subject:
Baseball team owners.
Subject:
African American business enterprises
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Baseball team owners -- United States.
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
298
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
vol. 3
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
298
Dimensions:
8.48x5.40x.71 in. .87 lbs.

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Queen of the Negro Leagues: Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles: Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles Used Trade Paper
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Product details 298 pages Scarecrow Press - English 9781578860012 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , There was no one like Effa Manley in the sports world of the 1930s and 1940s. She was a sophisticated woman who owned a baseball team. That her life story has remained unchronicled can only be attributed to one thing: her team, the Newark Eagles, belonged to the Negro Baseball League.
"Synopsis" by , The story of a championship baseball team and an extraordinary woman who make her mark despite gender and race discrimination.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-287) and index.
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