Monday, December 23, 2013

Mendoza the Jew

Written by Ronald Schechter and published by Oxford University Press, Mendoza the Jew tells the story of Daniel Mendoza, a poor Sephardic Jew from East London who became the boxing champion of Britain in 1789. Through the struggles and successes of his life, the book explores issues of nationalism, identity, culture, and historical methodology. It takes the same form as Abina and the Important Men, containing a graphic history, primary source documents and historical context.
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Amazon offers a preview of the book: