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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


INTRODUCTION “MORE THAN A PRIZEFIGHT”

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/9780195177749.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the fight between German boxer Max Schmeling, a former heavyweight champion, and the young American titleholder Joe Louis, for the Heavyweight ... More


Inextricably Linked: Joe Louis and Max Schmeling Revisited

C. Oren Renick and Joel Nathan Rosen

in Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses how boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling were used by their respective races. In 1936, the two fought in a boxing match filled with underlying political subtext: Louis for the ... More


Cuba Calls!: Exploiting African American and Cuban Alliances for Equal Rights

Devyn Spence Benson

in Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626727
eISBN:
9781469626741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626727.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 4 emphasizes how Cubans and African Americans exploited temporary transnational alliances in the 1960s to fight local battles against racism. Comparing the United States’ “colorstruck ... More


Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the 1930s, the Roosevelt administration—unwilling to antagonize a powerful southern congressional bloc—refused to endorse legislation that openly sought to improve political, economic, and social ... More


African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038877
eISBN:
9780252096839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038877.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Bookended by remarks from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, this book uses close readings of speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, memoirs of policymakers, ... More


Mass Culture, the Novel, and the American Left

Benjamin Balthaser and Shelley Streeby

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores the complex relationship between the left and mass culture in the first four decades of the twentieth century, and how writers and critics on the left understood mass culture's ... More


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