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COMING OFF THE CANVAS: THE RENAISSANCE OF BOXING IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Lewis A. Erenberg

in The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the renaissance of boxing in the United States and Germany during the Great Depression. On the evening of June 25, 1935, less than a year after his professional debut, Joe ... More


MAX SCHMELING'S SIEG—EIN DEUTSCHER SIEG (MAX SCHMELING'S VICTORY—A GERMAN VICTORY)

Lewis A. Erenberg

in The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the events leading up to and following the first match between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling. Young heavyweight sensation Joe Louis and veteran former champion Max Schmeling ... More


THE GREATEST FIGHT OF OUR GENERATION

Lewis A. Erenberg

in The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Joe Louis and Max Schmeling finally had the opportunity to square off against each other on the evening of Wednesday, June 22, 1938. The long-anticipated bout brought the competing aspirations of ... More


THIS IS THE ARMY

Lewis A. Erenberg

in The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the lives of Max Schmeling and Joe Louis following their epic battle. Schmeling's defeat strained his relationship with Nazi officials. At the start of World War II, ... More


THE BRADDOCK AFFAIR AND THE COLOR LINE

Lewis A. Erenberg

in The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the Nazi politicization of international sports and its impact on the planned title fight between Schmeling and heavyweight boxing champion James Braddock. In response to the ... More


LAST ROUNDS

Lewis A. Erenberg

in The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter details the lives of Joe Louis and Max Schmeling after World War II. After the war, Louis not only worked hard to defend his title, but also championed a more aggressive attack on racial ... More


DOWN BUT NOT OUT: BOXING IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Lewis A. Erenberg

in The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the life and careers of Max Schmeling and Joe Louis prior to their historic match on June 22, 1938, with particular emphasis on the impact on boxing of the Great Depression. As ... More


The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Lewis A. Erenberg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Contemporary political tensions gave a boxing match greater significance than it otherwise would have. Held on June 22, 1938, in Yankee Stadium, “the greatest fight of our generation” took place ... More


EPILOGUE WINNERS AND LOSERS

Lewis A. Erenberg

in The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177749
eISBN:
9780199788729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177749.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Joe Louis died on April 12, 1981, from a massive heart attack. His body lay in state at Caesar's Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and it took donations from his former antagonist Max Schmeling ... More


More than a Prizefight: Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, and the Transnational Politics of Boxing

Lewis A. Erenberg

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.20
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the clash between ex-champion and German national Max Schmeling and sensational American titleholder Joe Louis. This much-anticipated bout between Louis, only the second black ... More


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