Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner

Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner

Boxing in the Shadow of the Global Color Line

eBook - 2012
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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. As the first African American World Heavyweight Champion (1908-1915), he publicly challenged white supremacy at home and abroad, enjoying the same audacious lifestyle of conspicuous consumption, masculine bravado, and interracial love wherever he traveled. Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner provides the first in-depth exploration of Johnson's battles against the color line in places as far-flung as Sydney, London, Cape Town, Paris, Havana, and Mexico City. In relating this dramatic story, T.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780520952287
0520952286
9781280116711
1280116714
9780520271609
0520271602
Characteristics: 1 online resource (376 pages)

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