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    A story of African Americans fighting for social recognition – in the ring

    In his book I fight for a Living: Boxing and the battle for black manhood 1880–1915 (University of Illinois Press), Louis Moore draws on the fact that boxing was one of the few trades where an African American man could win renown. Though Anne Tjønndal, academic, boxer, and reviewer, finds it hard to keep track of all the boxers and their matches, she appreciates the sociological observations throughout the book.

    The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 34, 2017, Issue 5–6 | Aspiration and Reflection: Sport Historians on Sport History

    The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.
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