Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes

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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 ...

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Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes
1986, Robson Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780860513582

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Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes
1985, Free Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780029269008

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Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes
1983, Free Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780029266403

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