Supported by key contemporary documents joe louis sports and race in twentieth century america is both a succinct introduction to a larger than life figure and an essential case study of the intersection of popular culture and race in the mid century united states. Get this from a library joe louis sports and race in twentieth century america marcy s sacks. A history of racial epithets in boxing joe louis was most commonly known as the brown bomber though the american press went to town with the racist nicknames and also labelled him the . Now sport and the color line takes a look at the last century through the lens of sports and race drawing together articles by many of the leading figures in sport studies to address the african american experience and the history of race relations. The year 2003 marks the one hundredth anniversary of web du bois souls of black folk in which he declared that the color line would be the problem of the twentieth century half a century later jackie robinson would display his remarkable athletic skills in baseballs great experiment now sport and the color line takes a look at the last century through the lens of sports and
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