A man for all cultures: the careers of learie constantine

  title={A man for all cultures: the careers of learie constantine},
  author={Angus C. Calder},
  journal={Culture, Sport, Society},
  pages={19 - 42}
  • A. Calder
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • History
  • Culture, Sport, Society
Constantine (1902–1971) established himself on tour in England with the West Indies in 1928 as the first ‘superstar’ of Caribbean cricket. Employed as a professional by the Nelson club in the Lancashire League, he drew huge crowds from 1929 to 1937 and became perhaps the highest-paid cricketer in the world and one of the highest-paid sportsmen in Britain. During the Second World War he served the British Government by looking after West Indian workers in Britain for the Ministry of Labour… 
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