Jesse Owens

Title

Jesse Owens

Role

Co-author

School or Department

Education

Files

Description

The year 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest track and field athletes in intercollegiate and Olympic history. This book examines Jesse Owens' upbringing, religious and spiritual life, and collegiate years and includes an examination of race, politics, and Nazi Germany as a backdrop to the 1936 Olympics. It also considers Owens' personal economic hardships after his triumph at the Olympic Games, his death, and his legacy.

This biography series title will appeal to general readers, history buffs, and sports enthusiasts. Chapters are organized around the major developments in Jesse Owens' life, from his birth in Oakville, Alabama in 1913 to his death in Tucson, Arizona in 1980, and all of his groundbreaking athletic achievements in between. Primary source documents, sidebars, a timeline, and a bibliography provide valuable additional information for readers. The final chapter, "Why Jesse Owens Matters," explores his cultural and historical significance.

ISBN

978-1-4408-7382-9

Keywords

Jesse Owens, biography

Publication Date

3-2021

Publisher

ABC-CLIO

City

Santa Barbara, CA

Disciplines

History

About the Author

Kevin Jones became Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University in 2020.

Visit Dr. Jones's Selected Works page.

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