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Blacks at the Net: Black Achievement in the History of Tennis (Sports and Entertainment) (v. 1) Hardcover – January 31, 2006


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Product Details

  • Series: Sports and Entertainment (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd) (January 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815608187
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815608189
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,785,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sundiata Djata teaches African and African American sports history at Northern Illinois University. He has been published in the Journal of Caribbean Studies, Business and Society Review, Drum, and Sankofa.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The final volume of the series, Blacks at the Net: Black Achievement in the History of Tennis, volume two complements and completes the work begun by volume one. Author and Northern Illinois University history teacher Sundiata Djata gives black achievement in the sport of tennis extensive scrutiny on par with previous studies of black achievement in the other sports. Chapters examine both the contributions of individual athletes such as Evonne Goolagong and Ronald Agenor, and aspects of black involvement the sport as a whole, from "Image and Style" to "Advertising and the Black Tennis Professional." "Despite Black Professional players' successes, the issues of race and gender have remained constant. Even with the Williams sisters and James Blake serving as role models, there are fewer black professionals on the tour at the start of the new millennium than in the 1970s." A welcome contribution to sports history shelves.
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