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U.S. History 1945-1990: Sports

Some Players

Ashe, Arthur

Fischer, Bobby

Gibson, Althea

Robinson, Jackie


LA84 Digital Library Collection
Index, with full-text access, to journals, books, late nineteenth and early twentieth century sports magazines, and official Olympic publications. Journals indexed include the College Football Historical Society Newsletter (1987-2009), Football Studies (1998-2006), the Journal of Olympic History (1992-2004), and the Journal of Sport History (1974-2010), as well as American Golfer (1908-1922), Baseball Magazine (1908-1920), and the Olympic Review (1901-2003).
The Baseball Index (TBI)
Index to over 243,000 documents, including books, articles, programs, pamphlets and other materials of interest to baseball fans and researchers. From the Bibliography Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).


Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America Since 1945
Randy Roberts and James S. Olson. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989. 

Sports in the Cold War

The Use of Sports to Promote the American Way of Life During the Cold War: Cultural Propaganda, 1945-1963
Russ Crawford. Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 2008. 
Soviet Sports Wars
Directed by Greg Barker. PBS, 1999.
Episode 2 of Red Files: Secrets of the Russian Archives Revealed. Rutgers-restricted Access

The Olympics

Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World
David Maraniss. New York, Simon & Schuster, 2008. 
Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: The 1968 Olympic Protests and Their Aftermath
Douglas Hartmann. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2003. 
The Political Olympics: Moscow, Afghanistan, and the 1980 U.S. Boycott
Derick L. Hulme. New York, Praeger, 1990. 
U.S. Participation in the 1980 Summer Olympic Games
Hearings and Markup before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, January 23 and February 4, 1980. Rutgers-restricted Access

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