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African Americans in Pennsylvania¬≠ – Above Ground and Under¬≠ground: An Illustrated Guide By Charles L. Blockson RB Books, 2001 (320 pages, cloth, $29.95) For thirty years, Charles L. Blockson, noted bibliophile and author, traveled throughout Pennsylvania’s sixty-seven counties “with an unquenchable desire to research and record the neglected history of the African-Americans of...
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Little Havana on the Susquehanna: Cuban Seasons and Wartime Baseball in Williamsport

Shortages and rationing shaped American life and culture during the World War II era, and no shortage was more acute than that of bona fide professional baseball players. Baseball’s manpower crisis increased progressively as it moved down the minor league farm chain of organizations. Rather than suspend the national pastime, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued his famous “green...
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