Cambridge Companions to Literature
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1. Boxing in the ancient world Byron J. Nakamura; 2. The bare-knuckle era Elliott J. Gorn; 3. Jem Mace and the making of modern boxing Adam Chill; 4. Race and boxing in the nineteenth century Louis Moore; 5. Joe Gans and his contemporaries: the contest for supremacy in the Queensberry realm Colleen Aycock; 6. Dempsey-Tunney, Tunney-Greb, and the 1920s Carlo Rotella; 7. Prime time and crime time: boxing in the 1950s Troy Rondinone; 8. The Africans: boxing and Africa Adeyinka Makinde; 9. A century of fighting Latinos: from the margins to the mainstream Benita Heiskanen; 10. Women's boxing: bout time Cathy van Ingen; 11. Jews in twentieth-century boxing Steven A. Riess; 12. A surprising dearth of top English-born Jewish fighters in the bare-knuckle era Tony Gee; 13. Joe Louis: 'you should have seen him then' Randy Roberts; 14. The furious beauty of Sugar Ray Wil Haygood; 15. Echoes from the jungle: Muhammad Ali in the early 70s Lewis Erenberg; 16. The unusable champions: Sonny Liston (1962-64) and Larry Holmes (1978-85) Michael Ezra; 17. Emile Griffith: an underrated champion Mark Scott; 18. Pierce Egan, boxing, and British nationalism Adam Chill; 19. Jose Torres: the boxer as writer Adeyinka Makinde; 20. 'Well, what was it really like?' George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, and the heavyweights Kasia Boddy; 21. Jack London and the great white hopes of boxing literature Scott D. Emmer; 22. Body and soul of the screen boxer Leger Grindon; 23. Black Slaver: Jack Johnson and the Mann Act Rebecca Wanzo; 24. Yesternow: Jack Johnson, documentary film, and the politics of jazz Benjamin Cawthra; 25. Opera for boxers Rosalind Early; 26. The voice of boxing: a brief history of American broadcasting ringside Colleen Aycock; 27. Ralph Wiley's surprising serenity Shelley Fisher Fishkin; 28. Muhammad Ali, king of the inauthentic Gerald Early.
Offers accessible and informative essays about the social impact and historical importance of boxing around the globe.