Part I: The graphic history ; Chapter 1: The Making of a Boxer ; Chapter 2: Boxing Lessons ; Chapter 3: Odiham ; Chapter 4: Stilton ; Chapter 5: Doncaster ; Chapter 6: "Poor Dan Mendoza" ; Chapter 7: So what? ; Part II: Primary sources ; Part III: Historical context ; Part IV: The making of Mendoza the Jew ; Part V: Now it's your turn ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; Glossary
Ronald Schechter is Associate Professor of History at the College of William and Mary. His book Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815 (2003) won awards from the American Historical Association and the Society for French Historical Studies. Schechter is also the editor of The French Revolution: The Essential Readings (2001) and the translator/editor of Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing with Related Documents (2004). Liz Clarke is a professional artist and illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa.
As a class- or seminar-room text that can offer students an inspiring introduction to the art and craft of history and act as a demystifier of the discipline, this volumes worth is inestimable. Yet, the authors frank discussions of the frustrations, complications, revelations, and collaborations inherent in the crafting of this work of history are also likely to resonate with historians of all levels of experience. * David Dee, Jewish Historical Studies *