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Jack Johnson, rebel sojourner : boxing in the shadow of the global color line

Author: Theresa Runstedtler
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Series: American crossroads, 33.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the life and boxing career of Jack Johnson.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Jack Johnson; Jack Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theresa Runstedtler
ISBN: 9780520271609 0520271602 9780520280113 0520280113
OCLC Number: 740281681
Notes: "George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies"--Preliminary page 1.
Description: xxii, 348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Embodying empire : Jack Johnson and the white Pacific --
White censors, dark screens : the Jeffries-Johnson fight film controversy --
Jack Johnson versus John Bull : the rise of the British boxing colour bar --
The black Atlantic from below : African American boxers and the search for exile --
Trading race : black bodies and French regeneration --
Viva Johnson! : fighting over race in the Americas --
The empire strikes back : the "French Jack Johnson" and the rising tide of color.
Series Title: American crossroads, 33.
Responsibility: Theresa Runstedtler.

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In his day, Jack Johnson - born in Texas, the son of former slaves - was the most famous black man on the planet. This title provides an exploration of Johnson's battles against the color line in  Read more...

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"This book is a must-have addition to any boxing fan's library." -- Glenn Wilson Boxing News 20120802 "Runstedtler brings new perspectives to bear in Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner... it's well worth Read more...

 
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