Article abstract: Until Jackie Robinson established himself as a major-league player, opening the way for other African Americans, organized baseball reinforced the hypocrisy of racism in the “land of the free”.
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In 1945, the United States was both triumphant and troubled. The most powerful nation in the world in the aftermath of World War II, the United States measured its strength not only in military and economic terms but also in the supposed moral superiority of American democracy. In 1945, however, segregation and racial...
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