Ellis Island to Ebbets Field by Peter Levine
Sport and the American Jewish Experience (Sports history and society)

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Filled with marvelous stories, anecdotes and personality profiles, this book explores the importance of sport--both watching and playing--as a middle ground for a minority culture actively determining for itself what it meant to be an American Jew. Photos.
 

About Peter Levine

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About the Author: Peter Levine is Professor of History at Michigan State University. He is the author of A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball, American Sport: A Documentary History, and the editor of Baseball History, 1986-91
 
Published September 9, 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA. 352 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Spalding and the Rise of Baseball, 1985) demonstrates how second-generation Jewish immigrants dominated the playing, coaching, and administration of basketball in its formative decades, it becomes clear that in this sport, unlike in baseball, boxing, college football, or Olympic sports, Jews (wit...

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Levine, a professor of history at Michigan State, here composes a valuable footnote to American sports history.

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