Letters & Politics US History Collection

A History of Boxing: From Slavery to the Search for a Great White Hope

Guest: Gerald Horne is Moores Professor of History & African American Studies at the University of Houston.  He is the author of more than three dozen books including White Supremacy Confronted: US Imperialism & Anticommunism vs the Liberation of Southern Africa from Rhodes to Mandela, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, and White Supremacy and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean.  His latest is The Bittersweet Science: racism, racketeering, and the political economy of boxing.