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Papa Jack

Jack Johnson And The Era Of White Hopes

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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.

From Randy Roberts, Papa Jack is an astonishing tale of black defiance—and white retribution—set against the dramatic canvas of sports and spectacle in Southern Jim Crow America.

About The Author

Randy Roberts is distinguished professor of history at Purdue University and an award-winning author.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Free Press (March 1, 1985)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780029269008

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