A History of Women's Boxing

A History of Women's Boxing

by Malissa Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442229945
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/05/2014
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Malissa Smith is an amateur boxer and maintains a popular blog about the sport—Girlboxing. She writes frequently on the topic of women’s boxing and has appeared as a guest on the radio show Courts & Sports to discuss women’s boxing history and women’s boxing in the Olympics. Smith is a board member of the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1: She-Devils and Amazonian Tigresses: Women Enter the Boxing Ring
Chapter 2: Victorian Ladies Boxing
Chapter 3: Boxing, Women, and the Mores of Change
Chapter 4: Encountering the Modern: Flappers, Mae West, and the War Years
Chapter 5: Boxing in the Age of the “Mighty Atom”
Chapter 6: Burning Bras, Taking on the “Sheriff,” and Winning the Right to Fight
Chapter 7: A Ring of Their Own
Chapter 8: These Ladies Love the Ring
Chapter 9: Christy Martin and the Pinking of the Velvet Ropes
Chapter 10: Women’s Boxing and the Fame Game
Chapter 11: The Amateurs
Conclusion: The State of Things: 1722-2012 and Beyond
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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