Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist-Athlete PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Abraham Iqbal Khan

Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist-Athlete

University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: November 2011
ISBN: 9781617031397
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$55.00
Our price:
$49.99

You save: $5.01 (9%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!

Curt Flood in the Media examines the public discourse surrounding Curt Flood (1938-1997), the star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals throughout the sixties. In 1969, Flood was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. At the time, all Major League Baseball players were subject to the reserve clause, which essentially bound a player to work in perpetuity for his original team, unless traded for another player or sold for cash, in which case he worked under the same reserve conditions for the next team.

Flood refused the trade on a matter of principle, arguing that Major League Baseball had violated both U.S. antitrust laws and the 13th Amendment's prohibition of involuntary servitude. In a defiant letter to Commissioner Bowie Kuhn asking for his contractual release, Flood infamously wrote, "after twelve years in the major leagues, I do not feel that I am a piece of property to be bought and sold irrespective of my wishes." Most significantly, Flood appeared on national television with Howard Cosell and described himself as a "well-paid slave." Explosive controversy ensued.

Khan examines the ways in which the media constructed the case and Flood's persona. By examining the mainstream press, the black press, and primary sources including Flood's autobiography, Khan exposes the complexities of what it means to be a prominent black American athlete-in 1969 and today.

Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
Curt Flood in the Media PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1609 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Enabled. Limit of 20 selections within 20 days.
Printing:
Enabled. Limit of 20 pages within 20 days.
Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist-Athlete PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Abraham Iqbal Khan
University Press of Mississippi, November 2011
ISBN: 9781617031397
EAN:  9781617031397
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $55.00 eBook price: $49.99
Curt Flood in the Media ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Abraham Iqbal Khan
University Press of Mississippi, November 2011
ISBN: 9781617031397
EAN:  2370004204574
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $55.00 eBook price: $49.99