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“Oy Such a Fighter!”: Boxing and the American Jewish Experience

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the popularity of boxing among Jewish Americans during the period between 1910 and 1940. During this period, Jewish boxers more than held their own in the professional ranks. ... More


“Fighting for All My People”: Jewish Champions and American Heroes

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the experiences of Jewish American boxing champions Barney Ross and Maxie Baer in the U.S. during the 1930s. Ross was undoubtedly the greatest Jewish boxer of this period but he ... More


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