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Invisible Ball of Dreams

By Emily Ruth Rutter
Categories: Literature

Winner of the 2018 John Coates Next Generation Award from the Negro Leagues Research Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research

Although many Americans think of Jackie Robinson when considering ...

Professional Wrestling

Professional wrestling is one of the most popular performance practices in the United States and around the world, drawing millions of spectators to live events and televised broadcasts. The displays ...

Sports Crazy

Sports Crazy: How Sports Are Sabotaging American Schools exposes the excesses of middle and high school sports and the detrimental effects our sports obsession has on American education. Institutions ...

Full Court Press

During the civil rights era, Mississippi was caught in the hateful embrace of a white caste system that enforced segregation. Rather than troubling the Closed Society, state news media, on the whole, ...

More than Cricket and Football

Edited by Joel Nathan Rosen & Maureen M. Smith
Foreword by Roberta J. Park
Afterword by Jack Lule
Categories: Sports And Recreation

Given the presumed dominance of American sport, many fans throughout the hemisphere find it difficult to envision the role of sport beyond the confines of their own continent. And yet, world sport consists ...

A Locker Room of Her Own

Edited by David C. Ogden & Joel Nathan Rosen
Foreword by Roberta J. Newman
Afterword by Jack Lule
Categories: Sports And Recreation

Female athletes are too often perceived as interlopers in the historically male-dominated world of sports. Obstacles specific to women are of particular focus in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual ...

Chenier Plain

Richard B. Crowell chronicles the history and economic development of a region in southwest Louisiana defined by unique geologic formations and distinguished by its position beneath the Mississippi flyway. ...

Stable Views

Stable Views offers an inside look at the thoroughbred racing industry through the words and perspectives of those who labor within its stables. In more than fourteen years of field research, Ellen E. ...

To See Them Run

By Eric A. Eliason
Photographs by Scott Squire
Foreword by Stephen Bodio
Categories: Folklore

To See Them Run explores how and why Great Plains hunters have chased coyotes with greyhounds and other sight hounds since before George Armstrong Custer. Though a well-developed, long-lived, widespread, ...

Jack Cristil

By Sid Salter
Foreword by John Grisham
Categories: Mississippi

Jack Cristil (1925-2014) was a Southeastern Conference icon and the Voice of Bulldog athletics for more than five decades. In this biography, Cristil's remarkable life and career is shared with all Bulldog ...