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Joe Louis : sports and race in twentieth-century America

Author: Marcy S Sacks
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Series: Routledge historical Americans.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This insightful study offers a fresh perspective on the life and career of champion boxer Joe Louis. The remarkable success and global popularity of the "Brown Bomber" made him a lightning rod for debate over the role and rights of African Americans in the United States. Historian Marcy Sacks traces both Louiss career and the criticism and commentary his fame elicited to reveal the power of sports and popular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sacks, Marcy S.
Joe Louis.
New York : Routledge, [2018]
(DLC) 2017057986
Named Person: Joe Louis; Joe Louis
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcy S Sacks
ISBN: 9780203081655 020308165X 9781136175015 1136175016 9781136175022 1136175024 9781136174971 1136174974
OCLC Number: 1019838023
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Notes; Chapter 1: The Son of an Alabama Sharecropper; Notes; Chapter 2: "Born with Two Strikes"; Notes; Chapter 3: "The Man in the Mask"; Notes; Chapter 4: "Heroes Aren't Supposed to Lose"; Notes; Chapter 5: "A Credit to His Race"; Notes; Chapter 6: "It Makes Us a Pack of Liars"; Notes; Documents; Document 1 and Document 2; Document 3 and Document 4; Note; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge historical Americans.
Responsibility: by Marcy S. Sacks.

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"This insightful study offers a fresh perspective on the life and career of champion boxer Joe Louis. The remarkable success and global popularity of the "Brown Bomber" made him a lightning rod for debate over the role and rights of African Americans in the United States. Historian Marcy Sacks traces both Louiss career and the criticism and commentary his fame elicited to reveal the power of sports and popular culture in shaping American social attitudes. Supported by key contemporary documents, Joe Louis: Sports and Race in Twentieth Century America is both a succinct introduction to a larger-than-life figure and an essential case study of the intersection of popular culture and race in the mid-century United States."--Provided by publisher.

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"Sacks has made a very commendable and significant contribution to the academic literature on racial attitudes, Joe Louis, boxing, and American sports." - George Sirgiovanni, College of Saint Read more...

 
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