|Author||: Ronald Schechter|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press, USA|
|Total Pages||: 244|
|Rating||: 4/5 (73 Downloads)|
Book excerpt: Mendoza the Jew combines a graphic history with primary documentation and contextual information to explore issues of nationalism, identity, culture, and historical methodology through the life story of Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a poor Sephardic Jew from East London who became the boxing champion of Britain in 1789. As a Jew with limited means and a foreign-sounding name, Mendoza was an unlikely symbol of what many Britons considered to be their very own "national" sport.