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Latinos in the End Zone: Conversations on the Brown Color Line in the NFL

  • Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Christopher González

Part of the Latino Pop Culture book series (LPC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Frederick Luis Aldama, Christopher González
    Pages 1-20
  3. Frederick Luis Aldama, Christopher González
    Pages 21-34
  4. Frederick Luis Aldama, Christopher González
    Pages 35-50
  5. Frederick Luis Aldama, Christopher González
    Pages 51-70
  6. Frederick Luis Aldama, Christopher González
    Pages 71-88
  7. Frederick Luis Aldama, Christopher González
    Pages 89-105
  8. Frederick Luis Aldama, Christopher González
    Pages 106-111
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 112-122

About this book

Introduction

Here, Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher González offer a thought-provoking conversation on the history of Latinos in the pro football leagues. As they weave their way through significant points where culture, politics, and history congeal (an early twentieth century era of Brown Color Lines, the Great Depression, WWII, birth of television, Civil Rights struggles, the twenty-first century Latino demographic explosion, among others), Aldama and González thread together an alpha-to-omega, all-encompassing story of Latinos in the NFL. They push hard at issues such as racial prejudice, including why Latinos have historically had to cross into the Canadian Leagues to prove themselves to white American officiators and the glaring omission of prominent Latino names honored within the hallowed interiors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Encyclopedic in scope and powerfully pointed in its analysis, they put the spotlight on the significant contribution made by Latinos in the history of pro football.

Keywords

culture Nation Passing politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Frederick Luis Aldama
    • 1
  • Christopher González
    • 2
  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Texas A&M University-CommerceUSA

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