I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

by Louis Moore

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252082870
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 09/30/2017
Series: Sport and Society Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 775,947
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Louis Moore is associate professor of history at Grand Valley State University. He is the author of We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality .

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 Bring Home the Bacon: The Black Proletariat and the Prizefighter 22

2 Race Man or Race Menace? Pugilists, Patriarchy, and Pathology 44

3 Black Men and the Business of Boxing 65

4 Colored Championship and Color Lines 92

5 Sambos, Savages, and the Shakiness of Whiteness 113

6 Following the Color Line: Progressive Reform and the Fear of the Black Fighter 138

Epilogue 161

Notes 173

Bibliography 205

Index 217

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