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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Extra Bases”


Extra Bases: Reflections on Jackie Robinson, Race, and Baseball History. By Jules Tygiel. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002. Jules Tygiel, who passed away in 2008, had worked for many years on the history of race relations, baseball, and Jackie … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Junk Science”


Junk Science: How Politicians, Corporations, and Other Hucksters Betray Us. By Dan Agin. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2006. I love these type of books because they allow me to feel superior. I and the author, at least … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Looking South”


Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization. By Mary E. Frederickson. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011. Historian Mary E. Frederickson presents in Looking South not so much a coherent analysis of labor, race, … Continue reading

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Redirect: The Desegregation of Airports in the American South


My friend and colleague Anke Ortlepp, the current Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum here in Washington, D.C., has just posted on-line a terrific analysis of the desgregation of airports in the U.S. South. I … Continue reading

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