Thursday, September 28, 2017

The “Colin Kaepernick story” in context

Toward placing the “Colin Kaepernick story” in historical, sociological, and political context: a short reading list
  • 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 HurricaneCarter 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 State. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2015.


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