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The Resource The main event : boxing in Nevada from the mining camps to the Las Vegas strip, Richard O. Davies

The main event : boxing in Nevada from the mining camps to the Las Vegas strip, Richard O. Davies

Label
The main event : boxing in Nevada from the mining camps to the Las Vegas strip
Title
The main event
Title remainder
boxing in Nevada from the mining camps to the Las Vegas strip
Statement of responsibility
Richard O. Davies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nevada has a rich tradition of boxing that is deeply embedded in the culture of the state. Beginning in the late-19th century, Nevada played a key role in the history of the sport when it hosted the Fitzsimmons-Corbett contest in 1897, and then later the Johnson-Jeffries match in 1910. In the second half of the 20th century, Las Vegas became the center of American boxing. The state has also been home to important boxing personalities like Tex Rickard, Mills Lane, and Mike Tyson. The Main Event is the first comprehensive cultural history of boxing in the Silver State, tracing the sport from its origins in 19th century mining camps to the mixed martial arts of contemporary Las Vegas. Davies utilizes both secondary and primary sources to analyze boxing within Nevada's tourist economy, morally libertarian values, and other unique aspects of the state's history and culture. He pays particular attention to how boxing in the Silver State has intersected with issues of race, class, and gender. Written in an engaging style that shifts easily between analysis and narrative, The Main Event will appeal to both scholars and the general reading public"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-
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Davies, Richard O.
Dewey number
796.8309793
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1125
LC item number
.D38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Wilbur S. Shepperson series in Nevada history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boxing
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Nevada
Label
The main event : boxing in Nevada from the mining camps to the Las Vegas strip, Richard O. Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223121858576
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fistic carnival in Carson City -- Low blow in the desert -- Reno, "Center of the universe" -- Nevada loses its boxing mojo -- When the crowds went away -- "Let's get it on!" -- Las Vegas embraces prizefighting -- Las Vegas, "Boxing capital of the world" -- Prizefighting on the margins
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 293 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780874179286
Lccn
2013043529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023526101
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861955641
Label
The main event : boxing in Nevada from the mining camps to the Las Vegas strip, Richard O. Davies
Publication
Bar code
31223121858576
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fistic carnival in Carson City -- Low blow in the desert -- Reno, "Center of the universe" -- Nevada loses its boxing mojo -- When the crowds went away -- "Let's get it on!" -- Las Vegas embraces prizefighting -- Las Vegas, "Boxing capital of the world" -- Prizefighting on the margins
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 293 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780874179286
Lccn
2013043529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023526101
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861955641

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