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Sammons, Jeffrey T. Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Sammons looks at racial, economic, and political themes in the sport of boxing. His opening chapter, "Crime or Sport?", gives interesting historical information about the early anti-boxing sentiment in the colonies, the consequential outlawing of the sport, and the survival of boxing despite these laws.

Citation Type: Book

Referenced in:
Pennsylvania Boxing : Living the American Dream

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