The Memphis Red Sox

A Negro Leagues History

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About the Book

This book examines Memphis’s symbolic meaning and value as a Negro leagues baseball city during Jim Crow. It locates the main points of intersection between black professional baseball and the South in the four decades that spanned the modern Negro leagues era and analyzes the racial dynamics in the city through the lens of the Memphis Red Sox, a black-owned and operated organization that stood as a pillar of success. Baseball also provides a vehicle to examine the racial inequalities and issues that pervaded the city in these same years. A black-owned stadium served as a forum for political assertion and an arena for real political struggle for blacks in Memphis.

About the Author(s)

Keith B. Wood teaches history at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Keith B. Wood
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 30 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9376-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5227-6
Imprint: McFarland