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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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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  SF336.A2 H68 1999    Available  ---
Description xx, 380 p. : ill. ; 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