Mendoza the Jew

Author(s): 
Schechter, Ronald
Author(s): 
Clarke, Liz
ISBN: 
9780199334094
Date published: 
February 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£12.99

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.