Race Horse Men

Race Horse Men

How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack

eBook - 2014
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"Recaptures the vivid sights, sensations, and illusions of nineteenth-century thoroughbred racing, America's first mass spectator sport. Inviting readers into the pageantry of the racetrack, Katherine C. Mooney conveys the sport's inherent drama while also revealing the significant intersections between horse racing and another quintessential institution of the antebellum South: slavery"--Jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (321 pages)

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