I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915 (Sport and Society) by Louis Moore
English | September 11th, 2017 | ASIN: B07655Z5ZL, ISBN: 0252041348, 0252082877 | 261 pages | EPUB | 3.71 MB
The black prizefighter labored in one of the few trades where an African American man could win renown: boxing. His prowess in the ring asserted an independence and powerful masculinity rare for black men in a white-dominated society, allowing him to be a man–and thus truly free. Louis Moore draws on the life stories of African American fighters active from 1880 to 1915 to explore working-class black manhood.