MEXICAN AMERICAN BASEBALL IN SOUTH TEXAS  Images of Baseball

by Richard A. Santillan, et al

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Description

This book pays tribute to the former baseball teams and players form Edinburg, McAllen, Mission, Pharr, Donna, Alamo, San Juan, Brownsville, Harlingen, and other surrounding communities. From the late 19th century to the 1950s baseball in South Texas provided opportunities for nurturing athletic and educational skills, reaffirming ethnic identity, promoting political self-determination, developing economic autonomy, and reshaping gender roles for women.. These unmatched photographs and stories shed light on the rich history of baseball in this region of Texas. Games were special times where Mexican Americans found refuge from backbreaking work and prejudice. Other authors contributing are Gregory Garrett, Juan D. Coronado, Jorge Iber, and Robert Zamora. Foreword by Emilio Zamora

Product Details

Paperback 127 pages
Publisher Arcadia Publishing; (Charleston)
Edition 1st edition; (2016)
Condition New

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