The Resource $40 million slaves : the rise, fall, and redemption of the black athlete, William C. Rhoden

$40 million slaves : the rise, fall, and redemption of the black athlete, William C. Rhoden

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$40 million slaves : the rise, fall, and redemption of the black athlete
Title
$40 million slaves
Title remainder
the rise, fall, and redemption of the black athlete
Statement of responsibility
William C. Rhoden
Title variation
  • Forty million dollar slaves
  • 40 million dollar slaves
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Language
eng
Summary
From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the periphery of true power in the multibillion-dollar industry their talent built. Provocative and controversial, Rhoden's $40 Million Slaves weaves a compelling narrative of black athletes in the United States, from the plantation to their beginnings in nineteenth-century boxing rings to the history-making accomplishments of notable figures such as Jesse Owens, Althea Gibson, and Willie Mays. Rhoden reveals that black athletes' "evolution" has merely been a journey from literal plantations'where sports were introduced as diversions to quell revolutionary stirrings'to today's figurative ones, in the form of collegiate and professional sports programs. He details the "conveyor belt" that brings kids from inner cities and small towns to big-time programs, where they're cut off from their roots and exploited by team owners, sports agents, and the media. He also sets his sights on athletes like Michael Jordan, who he says have abdicated their responsibility to the community with an apathy that borders on treason. The power black athletes have today is as limited as when masters forced their slaves to race and fight. The primary difference is, today's shackles are often the athletes' own making
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TEFOD
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Rhoden, William C
Dewey number
796/.08996073
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • African American athletes
  • African American athletes
  • Sports
  • Discrimination in sports
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$40 million slaves : the rise, fall, and redemption of the black athlete, William C. Rhoden
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OverDrive eBook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-278) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The race begins : the dilemma of illusion -- The plantation : the dilemma of physical bondage -- The jockey syndrome : the dilemma of exclusion -- The Negro leagues : the dilemma of myopia -- Integration : the dilemma of inclusion without power -- Style : the dilemma of appropriation -- The conveyor belt : the dilemma of alienation -- The river Jordan : the dilemma of neutrality -- Ain't I a woman? : the dilemma of the double burden -- The $40 million dollar slave : the dilemma of wealth without control -- The one who got away? : the dilemma of ownership
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307565747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00153185
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E0AA9468-3F9C-4626-BED8-E9E7BDB04399
System control number
  • (OCoLC)863626910
  • ocn863626910
Label
$40 million slaves : the rise, fall, and redemption of the black athlete, William C. Rhoden
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
OverDrive eBook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-278) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The race begins : the dilemma of illusion -- The plantation : the dilemma of physical bondage -- The jockey syndrome : the dilemma of exclusion -- The Negro leagues : the dilemma of myopia -- Integration : the dilemma of inclusion without power -- Style : the dilemma of appropriation -- The conveyor belt : the dilemma of alienation -- The river Jordan : the dilemma of neutrality -- Ain't I a woman? : the dilemma of the double burden -- The $40 million dollar slave : the dilemma of wealth without control -- The one who got away? : the dilemma of ownership
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307565747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00153185
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E0AA9468-3F9C-4626-BED8-E9E7BDB04399
System control number
  • (OCoLC)863626910
  • ocn863626910

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