The pussycat of prizefighting : Tiger Flowers and the politics of black celebrity (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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The pussycat of prizefighting : Tiger Flowers and the politics of black celebrity

Author: Andrew M Kaye
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1926, Theodore "Tiger" Flowers became the first African American boxer to win the world middleweight title. This title uses the details of Flowers' life and career to discuss a range of issues related to race, sports, and celebrity culture.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Tiger Flowers; Tiger Flowers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew M Kaye
ISBN: 9780820329109 082032910X
OCLC Number: 148684389
Description: 208 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Tiger or pussycat? --
Black prizefighters as slaves and free men --
Jack Johnson, white hopes, and battle royals --
Becoming the Georgia Deacon --
The whitest black man in the ring --
Epilogue: He's gone, gone home.
Responsibility: Andrew M. Kaye.

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A welcome addition to all sports and black history collections. - Multicultural Review ""This textured portrayal of the Jim Crow South and one of its black heroes makes a significant contribution to Read more...

 
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