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Author Hotaling, Edward.

Title The great black jockeys : the lives and times of the men who dominated America's first national sport / Edward Hotaling.

Imprint Rocklin, Calif. : Forum, c1999.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  798.400922 H797g    ---  Available
Description xx, 380 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-364) and index.
Contents The birth of American sports : Austin Curtis and the founding fathers -- Racing on the frontier : Simon and General Andrew Jackson -- An American life : Charles Stewart and Napoleon -- The expansion era : from Jesse to Cato, the freedom rider -- The shadows of the Civil War : "Chisel'em and the great slave sale -- Free at last? The other Abe and the Civil War -- The American spectacle : "The orange-clad boy" and the Kentucky Derby -- The rise of a star : Ike Murphy, "proud of my calling" -- The great black hopes : Willie Simms and the gay nineties -- The fall of America's first stars : Jimmy Winkfield and the last of the great black jockeys.
Subject African American jockeys -- Biography.
African American jockeys -- History.
Horse racing -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0761514376

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