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The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

Pellom McDaniels III


The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy explores the extraordinary life and career of one of the nineteenth century's most important exemplars of African American potentiality. Murphy was born during slavery and died at the beginning of Jim Crow segregation—one of the many crossroads in America's social, economic, and political development—and his life followed the contours of American history. He was raised among people who took seriously the promises of the Declaration of Independence, and Isaac's achievements were a testament to the commitment of Lexington's African American c ... More

Keywords: African American, sports, horse racing, slavery, freedmen, Reconstruction, Victorian, jockeys, Lexington, Kentucky

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813142715
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813142715.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pellom McDaniels III, author