Playing America's Game
Mr. Burgos discussed his book as part of the celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., where he did research for the book.
Adrian Burgos talked about his book Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line, published by University of California Press. In his book Mr. Burgos chronicles the struggle for Latino players to break into professional baseball from the late nineteenth century to the present. Mr. Burgos talked about the complexities of racial segregation and of the “color line.” He focused on the significant presence of Latinos in the Negro Leagues and the effect of their presence on the overall integration of baseball. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
Mr. Burgos discussed his book as part of the celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., where he did research for the book. close
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