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The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis Vs. Schmeling

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Held on June 22, 1938, in Yankee Stadium, the second Louis-Schmeling fight sparked excitement around the globe. For all its length--the fight lasted but two minutes--it remains one of the most memorable events in boxing history and, indeed, one of the most significant sporting events ever.

In this superb account, Lewis A. Erenberg offers a vivid portrait of Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, their individual careers, and their two epic fights, shedding light on what these fighters represented to their nations, and why their second bout took on such international importance. Erenberg shows how in the first fight Schmeling shocked everyone with a dramatic twelfth-round knockout of Louis, becoming a German national hero and a (unwilling) symbol of Aryan superiority. In fact, the second fight was seen around the world in symbolic terms--as a match between Nazism and American democracy. Erenberg discusses how Louis' dramatic first-round victory was a devastating blow to Hitler, who turned on Schmeling and, during the war, had the boxer (then serving as a paratrooper) sent on a series of dangerous missions. Louis, meanwhile, went from being a hero of his race--"Our Joe"--to the first black champion embraced by all Americans, black and white, an important step forward in United States race relations. Erenberg also describes how, after the war, the two boxers became symbols of German-American reconciliation. With Schmeling as a Coca Cola executive, and Louis down on his luck, the former foes became friends, and when Louis died, Schmeling helped pay for his funeral.

Here then is a stirring and insightful account of one of the great moments in boxing history, a confrontation that provided global theater on an epic scale.

Synopsis:

Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as well as America's position within the international art world.

This exciting new look at twentieth century American art explores the relationships between American art, museums, and audiences in the century that came to be called the "American century." Extending beyond New York, it covers the emergence of Feminist art in Los Angeles in the 1970s; the Black art movement; the expansion of galleries and art schools; and the highly political public controversies surrounding arts funding. All the key movements are fully discussed, including early American Modernism, the New Negro movement, Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Neo-Expressionism.

About the Author

Lewis A. Erenberg is Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago. An authority on World War II and American culture, he has been on NPR, the Milt Rosenberg Show, and the Studs Terkel program and has been interviewed for articles in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Vanity Fair, and The Nation.

Table of Contents

1. The Gilded Age


2. Early American Modernism: The Art of Everyday Life


3. Avant-Garde Art and Experimentation


4. Modernism and the Interwar Years


5. A New Deal for the Arts: The Great Depression


6. Abstract Expressionism


7. Neo-Dada and Pop Art


8. Minimalism and Conceptual Art


9. Feminist Art and Black Art


10. Culture Wars: The 1980s


11. Contemporary Art


Notes


Further Reading


Timeline


Museums and Websites


List of Illustrations


Index


1. The Gilded Age


2. Early American Modernism: The Art of Everyday Life


3. Avant-Garde Art and Experimentation


4. Modernism and the Interwar Years


5. A New Deal for the Arts: The Great Depression


6. Abstract Expressionism


7. Neo-Dada and Pop Art


8. Minimalism and Conceptual Art


9. Feminist Art and Black Art


10. Culture Wars: The 1980s


11. Contemporary Art


Notes


Further Reading


Timeline


Museums and Websites


List of Illustrations


Index


Product Details

ISBN:
9780195177749
Subtitle:
Louis vs. Schmeling
Author:
Erenberg, Lewis A
Author:
Erenberg, Lewis A.
Author:
null, Lewis A
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
History, Other | Cultural History
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20051014
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 halftones
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.3 x 9.3 x 1.2 in 1.275 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as well as America's position within the international art world.

This exciting new look at twentieth century American art explores the relationships between American art, museums, and audiences in the century that came to be called the "American century." Extending beyond New York, it covers the emergence of Feminist art in Los Angeles in the 1970s; the Black art movement; the expansion of galleries and art schools; and the highly political public controversies surrounding arts funding. All the key movements are fully discussed, including early American Modernism, the New Negro movement, Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Neo-Expressionism.

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