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Prizefighting

Author : Arne K. Lang
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This work brings a fresh perspective to the history of modern prizefighting, a sport which has evolved over several centuries to become one of mankind’s most lasting and valued sporting attractions. With his primary focus outside the ropes, the author shows how organizers, publicity agents, and political allies overcame both legal and moral roadblocks to make fisticuffing a lively commercial enterprise. The book begins with the clandestine bare-knuckle fights in eighteenth-century London, and ends with the vibrant, large-scale productions of modern Las Vegas “fight nights.” Along the way, he explains many of the myths about antiquarian prizefighters, describes the origins of slave fight folklore, and examines the forces that transformed Las Vegas into the world’s leading venue for important fights.

The Great Prize Fight

Author : Alan Lloyd
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Alan Lloyd recreates the fight that was boxing's first world championship. It took place in Hampshire on April 17th 1860 when Britain's foremost fighter, Tom Sayers of Camden Town, fought the American favourite, Tom Heenan, for a prize of £200 and the winner was heralded the world champion. The Great Fight was the sensation of its time.

The Great Tontine

Author : Hawley Smart
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Sport and the British

Author : Richard Holt
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The first book of its kind, this lively history of British sport since 1800 goes beyond a few great names and moments to explain how sports have changed, what they have meant to ordinary people, and reveals what is especially distinctive about British sport in particular. The British were innovators in abandoning traditional, often brutal, sports, and in establishing a code of "fair play," which spread throughout the late Victorian Empire. They were also pioneers in popular sports and in the promotion of organized commercial spectator events, with the accompanying rise of professionalism.

The Kirwee Prize Fight in Various Aspects Or Great Wars and Little Jars to which is Added a Letter to a Ghost

Author : Alfred KINLOCH
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The Recent Great Religious Awakening in America and the Lessons which it Suggests

Author : John Gordon LORIMER (D.D.)
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Missouri Historical Review

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Knuckles and Gloves

Author : Bohun Lynch
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The Legality of Boxing

Author : Jack Anderson
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The first book of its kind dedicated to an assessment of the legality of boxing, The Legality of Boxing: A Punch Drunk Love? assesses the legal response to prize fighting and undertakes a current analysis of the status of boxing in both criminal legal theory and practice. In this book, Anderson exposes boxing’s 'exemption' from contemporary legal and social norms. Reviewing all aspects of boxing - historical, legal, moral, ethical, philosophical, medical, racial and regulatory - he concludes that the supposition that boxing has a (consensual) immunity from the ordinary law of violence, based primarily on its social utility as a recognised sport, is not as robust as is usually assumed. It: suggests that the sport is extremely vulnerable to prosecution and might in fact already be illegal under English criminal law outlines the physical and financial exploitation suffered by individual boxers both inside and outside the ring, suggesting that standard boxing contracts are coercive thus illegal and that boxers do not give adequate levels of informed consent to participate advocates a number of fundamental reforms, including possibly that the sport will have to consider banning blows to the head proposes the creation of a national boxing commission in the US and a similar entity in the United Kingdom, which together would attempt to restore the credibility of a sport long know as the red-light district of sports administration. An excellent book, it is a must read for all those studying sports law, popular culture and the law and jurisprudence.

Workers in the Metropolis

Author : Richard B. Stott
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The working class in New York City was remade in the mid-nineteenth century. In the 1820s a substantial majority of city artisans were native-born; by the 1850s three-quarters of the city's laboring men and women were immigrants. How did the influx of this large group of young adults affect the city's working class? What determined the texture of working-class life during the antebellum period? Richard Stott addresses these questions as he explores the social and economic dimensions of working-class culture. Working-class culture, Stott maintains, is grounded in the material environment, and when work, population, consumption, and the uses of urban space change as rapidly as they did in the mid-nineteenth century, culture will be transformed. Using workers' first-person accounts—letters, diaries, and reminiscences—as evidence, and focusing on such diverse topics as neighborhoods, diet, saloons, and dialect, he traces the rise of a new, youth-oriented working-class culture. By illuminating the everyday experiences of city workers, he shows that the culture emerging in the 1850s was a culture clearly different from that of native-born artisans of an earlier period and from that of the middle class as well.

National and English Review

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The West Shore

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The Encyclop dia Britannica

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The Encyclop dia Britannica

Author : Hugh Chisholm
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Public Opinion

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The World Book Encyclopedia

Author : Silas Edgar Farquhar
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A Mid Victorian Pepys

Author : Sir William Hardman
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Encyclop dia Britannica

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The World Book

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Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

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