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Rickwood Field by Allen Barra
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Mar 29, 2012

really liked it
Read in March, 2012

This is a story worth hearing, written well by the standards of pop history. It's about baseball, of course, but you can't really tell the story of anything in Birmingham, much less baseball, without some significant insights into the history of race in America. As a fifteen-year resident of Birmingham who's already read the two small-press histories of Rickwood previously published, I won't say I learned much from this one, but I still enjoyed the ride through the main text, and I found the oral histories collected in the appendices wonderfully fun.

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