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Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner : Boxing in the Shadow of the Global Color Line.

Author/Creator:
Runstedtler, Theresa.
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (268 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
American Crossroads Ser.
American Crossroads Ser. ; v.33
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Subjects:
Johnson, Jack, -- 1878-1946.
Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
African American boxers -- Biography.
Boxing -- United States -- History.
Racism in sports.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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, Theresa Runstedtler constructs a global history of race, gender, and empire in the early twentieth century.
Contents:
Intro
Title Page
Copyright Page
Dedication Page
Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Preface. Sparring Nations, Global Problem
Introduction: Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner
1. Embodying Empire: Jack Johnson and the White Pacific
2. White Censors, Dark Screens: The Jeffries-Johnson Fight Film Controversy
3. Jack Johnson Versus John Bull: The Rise of the British Boxing Colour Bar
4. The Black Atlantic from Below: African American Boxers and the Search for Exile
5. Trading Race: Black Bodies and French Regeneration
6. Viva Johnson! Fighting over Race in the Americas
7. The Empire Strikes Back: The "French Jack Johnson" and the Rising Tide of Color
Epilogue: Visible Men, Harmless Icons
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Runstedtler, Theresa Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner
ISBN:
9780520952287
9780520271609
OCLC:
780425995