Fleet Walker's Divided Heart: The Life of Baseball's First Black Major Leaguer

* Read # Fleet Walkers Divided Heart: The Life of Baseballs First Black Major Leaguer by David W. Zang ó eBook or Kindle ePUB. Fleet Walkers Divided Heart: The Life of Baseballs First Black Major Leaguer Zang rescues Moses Walker from undeserved obscurity Jim Klann To properly understand the Twentieth Century American civil rights movement, one must understand how and why a similar movement failed during the Reconstruction years following the Civil War. Likewise with baseball history--to properly appreciate Jackie Robinson breaking the major league color line. B. Coulter said Lost in the Details. David W. Zangs Fleet Walkers Divided Heart is a detailed biography of a talented, tormented, lat

Fleet Walker's Divided Heart: The Life of Baseball's First Black Major Leaguer

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Rating : 4.40 (566 Votes)
Asin : 0803249136
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 171 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-12-24
Language : English

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He's done fine work in unearthing the facts of Walker's life, but he never seems able to reach out and touch the man. He was such a socially and historically rich character that it's too bad his life found such a prosaic chronicler. The story it tells is a necessary one. The White Sox's Cap Anson, generally regarded as the 19th century's greatest star, decided baseball should be racially pure; he personally hounded Walker out of the game. For the record, Moses "Fleetwood" Walker was born in Ohio four years before the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, attended Oberlin College, studied law at the University of Michigan, was acquitted of first-degree murde

He achieved college baseball stardom at Oberlin College in the 1880s. Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first black American to play baseball in a major league. He died in 1924, thwarted in ambition and talent and frustrated by both the American dream and the national pastime.. Teammates as well as opponents harassed him; Cap Anson, the Chicago White Stockings star, is blamed for driving Walker and the few other blacks in the major leagues out of the game, but he could not have done so alone. A gifted athlete, inventor, civil rights activist, author, and entrepreneur, Walker lived precariously along America’s racial fault lines

Zang rescues Moses Walker from undeserved obscurity Jim Klann To properly understand the Twentieth Century American civil rights movement, one must understand how and why a similar movement failed during the Reconstruction years following the Civil War. Likewise with baseball history--to properly appreciate Jackie Robinson breaking the major league color line. B. Coulter said Lost in the Details. David W. Zang's "Fleet Walker's Divided Heart" is a detailed biography of a talented, tormented, late 19th century catcher: Moses Fleetwood Walker--America's first black major league baseball player. "Fleet" Walker was born in Mt Pleasant, Ohio on Wednesday, October 7, 1857. This simple fact is men. Rating the CD only The story is an interesting part of American history that deserves the attention Zang gives it. Unfortunately, the CD recording is quite poor. For some reason, producers chose to put music behind some parts of the narration, which is very distracting. The music swells and dies away, then swells up

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