Buck Leonard

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Dec 15, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
Meet Buck Leonard, one of America s greatest baseball players, who escaped worldwide fame and glory simply because of his color. Teens who may not be aware that segregation laws in the first half of twentieth-century America prohibited African Americans from participating in major league baseball will learn about the racial and political landscape of America during this time, providing a context for the story of one of the most gracious--and greatest--baseball players who ever lived.
 

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Contents

Before the Negro Leagues
13
Life on the Road
52
Integration and the End
69
Life After Baseball
86
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Payment has a degree in psychology from Cornell University and a master's degree in elementary education from Wheelock College. She has taught elementary school, worked in book publishing, and worked for a health care company.

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