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Sambos, Savages, and the Shakiness of Whiteness

Louis Moore

in I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

While fighters drew the color line, and cities and states banned interracial competition. White sportswriters did their part to by caricaturizing black boxers in a myriad of despicable ways to ... More


I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Louis Moore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

At its heart, I Fight for a Living is a book about black men who came of age in the Reconstruction and early Jim Crow era--a time when the remaking of white manhood was at its most intense, placing ... More


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