The Sundowners: The History of the Black Prizefighter 1870-1903 Volume II Part One

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  • Format: Glossy hardcover, 656pp
  • Pub. Date: 2006
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Publisher's Description: "A biographical encyclopedia of the black prizefighter from 1870-1930. 650 pages of information on the lives and careers of over 150 black boxers, from the famous to the unknown."


Table of contents
title page
Forward

The Baron and His Son

3
Acknowledgements 7
Prologue: The Vanishing 8
Introduction 14
Thomas Alberts

Kid Alberts

16
Bob Allen

"Stonewall" "Low-Down"

19
Diop Amalhou

"The Black Dragon"

21
Charlie Anderson 22
Lee Anderson 23
Bob Armstrong 29
Sunday Ashe

Sun Ashe

35
Albert Laurey

Kid Ash ; The Pork Chop King

37
Ben Bailey 40
Dick Baker 41
Sam Baker 43
Carl Ball

Battling Ball

47
John Banks

The Darkey Wizard

48
William Barton

Wee Wee Barton

52
Oscar Battiste 54
Allen Beatty

Tarzan

56
Ansell C. Bell

Kid Buller

58
William Bennett

Fighting Bennett

62
Lee Bess

One Round Bess

64
Eladio Valdez

Black Bill ; The Man of Rubber

66
Ed Benney

The Boston Black

72
Charles Henry Blackburn

Jack Blackburn

76
Joe Brock Blackburn 89
Charles Domner

Original Fast Black

91
Jim Black 92
Edgar Washington Blue

Kid Blue

93
Samuel Baldwin

Caddy Johnson ; Sam Bolan

95
Egypt Bealer

Hock Bones

99
Ike Boone 102
Joe Boykin 103
Charles Bradley 104
Ruby Bradley

"Dark Cloud"

106
Jim Briggs 111
Eduardo Brissett

KO Brissett

114
Claude Brooks

Black Bill

116
Bill Brown 120
Robert Brown

Cuban Bobby Brown

122
Hale Kendall Brown

Kayo Brown

126
John Brown

Young Johnny Brown

129
Eugene Bullard

Gene Madden

134
Louis Seaton Burton

Sailor Burton

139
Joe Butler 143
John E. Butler 156
George Byers 160
Robert Cabell

Baby Cabell

165
Julius Caesar 166
Ralph George Galloway

Ralph Galloway

167
James Eugene Cameron

Jim Cameron

170
Rufus Cameron 174
William Jenson Carter

Billy Carter

178
Carl S. Carter 181
Ramon Castillo

The Cuban Baron ; Ramon Grenot Cathcart

183
Cephas Manghus

Kid Cephas

193
Roy Charleston 200
Esteban Gallard

Kid Charol

201
Frank Childs 206
Nero Chink 219
George Christian 222
Winlock Jefferson Clarke

Jeff Clarke ; The Joplin Ghost ; The Fighting Ghost

228
Kid Cleveland 249
Corneilius Clisby

Neil Clisby

250
Angel "Fajado" Clivelles 254
Wilburt Cohen 260
George H. Cole

The Trenton Tea Warmer

264
Tommy Coleman

Young Tommy Coleman

272
Scott Collins

Bright Eyes

277
Harry Cook 279
Charles Cooley 283
Harry Gustavus Levette

Black Corbett

285
Sylvester Cotton

George "Kid" Cotton

286
Joe Cotton

The Colored Cyclone

293
Frank Craig

The Harlem Coffee Cooler

295
Steve Crosby 317
Frank Crozier 323
Charles Crutchfield

Kid Crutchfield

325
Clarence W. Darden

Sailor Darden

328
John Davis

Kid Davis ; The Coloured Wonder ; The Black Marvel

332
Sylvester Davis 337
"Professor" James Desverney 340
Nat Dewey 342
Henry William Dinkle

Billy Dinkle

345
Robert "Bobby" Dobbs 347
Eddie Dorsey 370
Jack Dorsey

The Baltimore Spider

374
Raymond Dozier

Battling Dozier

375
Harry Monroe Dudley

Young Dudley

381
Walter Edgerton (Egerton)

Kentucky Rosebud

384
Earle Edward Daniels

Danny Edwards

393
Santiago Esparraguera

"El Cabo" (The Corporal)

404
Charles Estridge

Larry Estridge ; The Black Stanley Ketchel

407
Ulysses Cannon

Black Fitzsimmons ; Kid Monday

420
Bruce Flowers 423
Jim Flowers 428
William Joseph Fox

Joe Fox ; The Fighting Bell Boy

431
William Gahee

Battling Gahee

435
Lawrence Samuel Gains

Larry Gaines

443
Arphelius Hicks

Joey Hicks ; Allentown Joe Gans

448
Gerald Slaughter

"Baby" Joe Gans

453
Cyril Quinton

Panama Joe Gans

459
Cleary James

Young Joe Gans ; Nubby Joe Gans ; New Orleans Joe Gans

489
Alexander Gibbons

Kid Gibbons

500
George Godfrey

Old Chocolate

507
George Godfrey

Feab Smith Williams

521
James Godfrey

Jim Godfrey

552
Bill Goethe

Cowboy Billy Owens

554
Son "Sonny" Goodrich 556
William James Gordon

Billy Gordon ; Kid Gordon ; Joe Gordon

558
George Grant 566
Frank Grant Jr.

Kid Grant

568
Morris Grant

Scalping Grant ; Captain Grant

570
Samuel Grant 574
Robert H. Green

The Black Spider

575
Joe Green 577
Kid Green 579
Benjamin Griffin

Darkey Griffin

581
William Ward

Kid Norfolk

584
Julius Williams

Jack McVey

601
Harry Smith

The Harlem Thunderbolt

629
Peter Felix

Felix Brandon

645
About the Author 650
About the Editor 651
Index 652
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