Battling Siki: A Tale of Ring Fixes, Race, and Murder in the 1920s
by Peter Benson (9781557288882)

Battling Siki: A Tale of Ring Fixes, Race, and Murder in the 1920s
 
Peter Benson
Release Date: 01 July 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 343
Category: Sport
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 9781557288882
ISBN-10: 1557288887



Battling Siki (1887a1925) was once one of the four or five most recognizable black men in the world and was written about by a host of great writers, including George Bernard Shaw, Ring Lardner, Damon Runyon, Janet Flanner, and Ernest Hemingway. Peter Bensonas lively biography of the first African to win a world championship in boxing delves into the complex world of sports, race, colonialism, and the cult of personality in the early twentieth century.

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