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Papa Jack : Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes

Papa Jack : Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes - 83 edition

Papa Jack : Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes - 83 edition

ISBN13: 9780029269008

ISBN10: 0029269008

Papa Jack : Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes by Randy W. Roberts - ISBN 9780029269008
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 83
Copyright: 1983
Publisher: Free Press
Published:
International: No
Papa Jack : Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes by Randy W. Roberts - ISBN 9780029269008

ISBN13: 9780029269008

ISBN10: 0029269008

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 83

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Summary

When Jack Johnson defeated white heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries in 1910, it was America's notions of racial superiority that staggered under his blows. Amid riots and lynchings, the search began for the Great White Hope who could put the "uppity" new champion in his place.

Here is the startling true story of the most famous--and most hated--black American of his day. "Papa Jack" takes us into a violent and sordid world. It is an astonishing tale of black defiance--and white retribution--set against the dramatic canvas of sports and spectacle in Jim Crow America.