9780253219626-0253219620-For Gold and Glory: Charlie Wiggins and the African-American Racing Car Circuit

For Gold and Glory: Charlie Wiggins and the African-American Racing Car Circuit

ISBN-13: 9780253219626
ISBN-10: 0253219620
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Gould, Todd
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780253219626
ISBN-10: 0253219620
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Gould, Todd
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Gould, Todd wrote For Gold and Glory: Charlie Wiggins and the African-American Racing Car Circuit comprising 240 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0253219620 and 9780253219626. Since then For Gold and Glory: Charlie Wiggins and the African-American Racing Car Circuit textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.07 or rent at the marketplace.

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This book tells the little-known story of a highly celebrated auto-racing event for African Americans, the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes. These races were held in Indiana and throughout the Midwest during the racial turbulence of the 1920s and 1930s, when the Ku Klux Klan cast a shadow over the social and political landscape of the state and region. The story is told through the eyes and emotions of Indianapolis auto mechanic Charlie Wiggins. The greatest African American driver of the era, Wiggins was known as the "Negro Speed King." Set against the colorful backdrop of gangsters, bootleggers, the birth of jazz, and the early history of auto racing in the United States, For Gold and Glory chronicles the tragedies and triumphs of a dedicated group of individuals who overcame tremendous odds to chase their dreams.

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