The $40 Million Slaves

The $40 Million Slaves

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete

Book - 2006
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Renowned New York Times columnist Rhoden deconstructs the black athlete in this explosive and absorbing discussion of race, politics, and the history of American sports. He argues that for all their money and fame, black athletes are no better off than slaves whose masters forced them to race and fight.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2006]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780609601204
Branch Call Number: 796.08996073 RHO
Characteristics: xiii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Dec 06, 2013

I loved this book. It brings to light a perspective that is still fervently denied by some. This book really provoked me to think about the ongoing struggle by African Americans today that is truly exclusive and cannot be compared to struggles of other groups or races of people. A must read.

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