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Papa Jack
By Randy Roberts

Papa Jack

Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes

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Papa Jack by Randy Roberts

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When Jack Johnson defeated white heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries in 1910, it was America's notions of racial superiority that staggered under his blows. Amid riots and lynchings, the search began for the Great White Hope who could put the uppity new champion in his place. Here is the startling true story of the most famous--and most hated--black American of his day. Papa Jack takes us into a violent and sordid world. It is an astonishing tale of black defiance--and white retribution--set against the dramatic canvas of sports and spectacle in Jim Crow America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780029269008
ISBN-10: 0029269008
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1985
Country of Publication: United States

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