The Manly Art: Bare-knuckle Prize Fighting in America

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Cornell University Press, 1989 - Sports & Recreation - 316 pages
Recreates the lives and times of 19th century boxing champions and analyzes the social significance of the violent sport

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User Review  - ocianain - LibraryThing

Great history of bareknuckle fighting by a talented historian. Besides Mee's work this is the best coverage I've read of bareknuckle fighting. Read full review

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User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

As much a history of working class America and the emergence of commercialized leisure in the 19th century as of boxing, this is a fascinating read. Gorn does a great job of situating the history of ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Elliott J. Gorn, professor of history at Purdue University, is the co-author of A Brief History of American Sports (H&W, 1993) and author of The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America. He lives in Chicago.

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