Ellis Island to Ebbets Field (Google eBook)

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Ellis Island to Ebbets Field: sport and the American Jewish experience

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Sport has played an integral role in American Jewish identity. Levine examines three generations of 20th-century American Jewish life through numerous interviews and studies of Jews in both amateur ... Read full review

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Exhaustive. Levine covers what feels like hundreds of athletes and while it feels very complete, it rarely delves into one particular athlete for more than a few pages. Levine's hypothesis is that ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
The Promise of Sport
11
Basketball and Community
26
Jews and Professional Basketball 19001950
52
The College Game CCNY and the Scandals of 1950
74
Americas National Game
87
Cohen at the Bat
100
Jews and Major League Baseball Between the Wars
117
Boxing and the American Jewish Experience
144
Jewish Champions and American Heroes
170
College Life and College Sport Between the Wars
190
Marty Glickmans American Jewish Odyssey
216
Sport and the American
235
Conclusions
270
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