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The fight of the century : Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, and the struggle for racial equality

Author: Thomas R Hietala
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author explores the careers and private lives of the first two African-American boxing champions in order to define the history of race relations and the black press at the time. The major events  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Jack Johnson; Joe Louis; Jack Johnson; Joe Louis; Jack Johnson; Joe Louis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Hietala
ISBN: 0765607220 9780765607225 0765607239 9780765607232
OCLC Number: 47667136
Description: 375 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "Many thousand gone" --
"A retribution seeks" : White repression and Black redemption --
"A tempest of dispraise" : from Black hope to Black burden --
"Under the White man's menace" : divisive wars at home and abroad --
"Outcasts asylumed" : exile's return and legacy --
"Don't you fall now" : a new race ambassador emerges --
"No other dream, no land but this" : Black Americans and the enemy within --
"Another world be born" : in search of victory at home and abroad --
"The harder they fall" : a champion's life and legend.
Responsibility: Thomas R. Hietala.
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"Like all of the best sports books, The Fight of the Century is about a great deal more than a sport. Hietala has reconstructed the two eras in which a black man encouraged the pride of a race and, Read more...

 
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