Black Man vs. The World: Jack Johnson's Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs

Black Man vs. The World: Jack Johnson's Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs

by Adam J. Pollack

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949783001
Publisher: WIN BY KO Publications
Publication date: 12/05/2018
Pages: 658
Sales rank: 874,947
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: An Unusual First 5 1. From the Shadows of Poverty 8 2. Texas vs. Jack Johnson 22 3. A Cautious Approach 26 4. California Notice 30 5. Jim Jeffries and the Color Line 32 6. Ascendance 39 7. Colored Champion and More 45 8. Testing the East 55 9. Up Against the Color Line 59 10. Nitpicking Backlash 69 11. The Color Line, Regardless of Performance 84 12. The Set-Up For A White Challenger 99 13. A Matter of Perspective 108 14. Passed Over Again 118 15. The Color Line In the West 129 16. Black East 132 17. The Midwest and A New Champion 137 18. Continuing Proof 142 19. Coasting While Waiting 151 20. Australia 164 21. A Big Name Finally Crosses the Line 172 22. Convincing San Francisco 182 23. Chasing the Champ 189 24. Promoting the Absolute World’s Boxing Championship 203 25. A True World Championship 212 26. Racial Implications: The White Hope Era Begins 235 27. The Return 248 28. A Trick or a Treat? 260 29. Big Talk 275 30. Scouting the Champ 277 31. Better Than We Thought 283 32. Fighting for the Films 294 33. The Future Welfare of His People 321 34. A National Obsession 335 35. Battle of the Races 365 36. A Nation’s (and the World’s) True Colors Revealed 404 37. Revisionism 445 38. Reverberations of the Big Fight 450 39. The British Empire’s Color Line 462 40. Best White Hope 481 41. Under Siege 503 42. The United States vs. John Arthur Johnson 538 43. Escape and Exile 566 44. The French Dispute 575 45. Prejudice Pervades the Record 587 46. Reversal of Opinion 592 47. Something More 613 48. After the Crown 643 Acknowledgments 650 Index 651

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