Term Paper Resource Guide to Twentieth-Century United States History

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Dictionary. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995. An excellent article on Jackie Robinson and his contributions to baseball.

Rampersad, Arnold. Jackie Robinson. New York: Random House, 1997. Detailed and comprehensive biography of the baseball star from childhood to fame. The author is a university professor and biographer who was given access to Robinson’s papers.

Riley, James A. The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll&Graf Publishers, 1994. Comprehensive coverage with detailed biographical sketches of the men who played the game.

Robinson, Jackie. I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography. Hopewell, NJ: Ecco, 1995. In his own words, the Jackie Robinson story as he saw it; examines the fortunate combination of talent and opportunity.

Robinson, Sharon. Stealing Home: An Intimate Family Portrait by the Daughter of Jackie Robinson. New York: HarperCollins, 1997. Intimate portrait of Jackie from his daughter’s viewpoint.

Smith, Jessie Carney. Black Heroes of the 20th Century. Detroit: Gale, 1997. A compendium of African American achievements over the past 100 years.

Stout, Glenn. Jackie Robinson: Between the Baselines. San Francisco: Wood-ford, 1997. General biography.


AUDIOVISUAL SOURCES

Jackie Robinson Story: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. Wynnwood, PA: Schlessinger/Library Video, 1998. Videocassette. 83-minute chronicle of Robinson’s life and struggle for fame from UCLA to the big leagues.


WORLD WIDE WEB

‘‘Jackie Robinson.’’ CMG Worldwide. 1997. http://www.jackie42.com/right.html Paragraph description and small picture; leads to biography, photographs, career highlights, and other material.


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Marshall Plan (1947)

Despite loans from the United States, Western European nations continued to suffer from dire economic problems during the early postwar period. To alleviate these problems and, implicitly, to prevent

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