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I Fight for a LivingBoxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915$
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Louis Moore

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041341

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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I Fight for a Living
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Louis Moore

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.003.0001

George Godfrey fought for a living. “I’ve got a wife and six children,” he once told a reporter, “and I follow fighting as people follow any other calling.”1 Born in 1853 in Prince Edward Island, Canada, as a teenager Godfrey and his family left a life of segregation and poverty in the Bog district of his hometown and migrated to Boston for better economic opportunities. But like 80 percent of black men in Boston, Godfrey could only find menial work....

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