Race, sport, and the American dream by Earl Smith

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  • African American athletes,
  • Sports -- United States,
  • Racism in sports -- United States,
  • American Dream

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-259) and index.

Book details

StatementEarl Smith.
LC ClassificationsGV706.32 .S65 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxli, 266 p. :
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24094177M
ISBN 109781594607233
LC Control Number2009023352

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