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Description - Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner by Theresa Runstedtler

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520280113
ISBN-10: 0520280113
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Theresa Runstedtler

Theresa Runstedtler is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Buffalo.

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