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Author Name:    RUNSTEDTLER, Theresa JOHNSON, Jack

Title:   Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner : Boxng in the Shadow of the Global Color Line. First Printing in dustjacket. signed by Runstedtler

Publisher:    University of California Press, Berkeley / Los Angeles / London, 2012, ISBN:9780520271609 

Seller ID:   104779

RUNSTEDTLER, Theresa. Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner : Boxng in the Shadow of the Global Color Line. Berkeley / Los Angeles / London : University of California Press, (2012). First Printing. Pp (12),ix-xxii,1-368,(2). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black paper covered boards, silver lettering to spine. TheGeorge Gund Foundation Imprint in African American Studies : American Cros sroads, 33. "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 explorationof Johnson’s battles against the color line in places as far-flung as Sydn ey, 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." (from the dj). Contents : Preface, Sparrint Nations, Global Problem. 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 andFrench 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. Very good in dustjacket.Signed without inscription by the author, Theresa Runstedtler. 40.00


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