ERIC Number: EJ463204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The First American Championship Prizefight.
Gorn, Elliott J.
OAH Magazine of History, v7 n1 p19-23 Sum 1992
Describes the fight that was advertized as the first championship prizefight in the United States between an Irish immigrant and a New York City street fighter. Addresses the social issues behind the event. Discusses the tension between labor and politics, working class suspicion directed toward the Irish immigrants, and internal stresses within the working class. (DK)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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