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On Account of Darkness

Shining Light on Race and Sport

For marginalized athletes past and present, achievement can bring celebrity without equality and recognition without opportunity In many ways, Ontario’s Chatham-Kent region is a microcosm … 213 View
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Introduction

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Introduction to the book. The author calls himself a collector, a researcher, and a preservationist of many untold stories in sport, and thanks those who trusted him with their stories. 7 $0.70 Add
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Under the Pear Tree

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This chapter talks about the history and experiences of Black Americans and Canadians in sports dealing with systemic racism and discrimination. Canada’s history of white supremacy and … 15 $1.50 Add
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It Was Never Our Game

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This chapter tells the story of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and further explores Black history and Black peoples’ experiences in sports. Various stories are recounted. 9 $0.90 Add
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A Bible in my Hands

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This chapter focuses on Indigenous history, colonization, and anti-Indigenous racism in sports. Particular focus is put on Lacrosse. 13 $1.30 Add
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The Great White Hopes

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This chapter once again explores Indigenous history in Canada and discrimination against Indigenous people in the world of sports and beyond. The author talks about his personal experiences … 11 $1.10 Add
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The Home Team Wears White

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This chapter explores systemic racism in sports in Chatham, Ontario. 11 $1.10 Add
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Learning to Play Ball

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This chapter tells the story of Pliney Stonefish– an Indigenous man from Delaware Nation and avid baseball fan– and the all-Indigenous baseball team from Delaware Nation. The 20th … 10 $1.00 Add
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The Home Stretch

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This chapter discusses racism and the annual Emancipation Day parades and activities in Chatham, focusing primarily on harness racing. 9 $0.90 Add
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Not Canadian Enough

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In this chapter, systemic racism against Japanese Canadians during the 20th century is explored.The author muses on the legacy of Bobby Orr and Don Cherry, once models for what it meant to be … 10 $1.00 Add
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Turning the Tables

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This chapter tells the history of Walpole Island and discusses anti-Indigenous racism, telling the story of Bill Sands. 10 $1.00 Add
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Ragging the Puck

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This chapter explores whiteness/racism in Hockey and tells the story of George Chin and his brothers. The story of Boomer Harding– called Chatham-Kent’s own Jackie Robinson many … 12 $1.20 Add
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Jump Jim Crowe

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This chapter focuses on the community of Dresden and systemic racism in this community and others in Southern Ontario, and the experiences of Black athletes here. 10 $1.00 Add
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Double Play

From: On Account of Darkness

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This chapter explores the experiences of non-white women (Black, Indigenous, Japanese Canadian, and others) in sports in Canada. 11 $1.10 Add
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Sundown Town

From: On Account of Darkness

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This chapter discusses sundown towns and tells the story of football player Rollie Miles and his family and their experiences with racism in Wallaceburg and Edmonton. 10 $1.00 Add
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From Archie to Gene

From: On Account of Darkness

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This chapter continues to explore racism faced by Black athletes in various sports throughout history and today. 14 $1.40 Add