Isaac Murphy

Isaac Murphy

by Frank X Walker

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 27/11/2020

  $24.08

The captivating story of a record-setting nineteenth-century black jockey told in poetry.


In this creative foray into persona poems, Walker immerses himself in the life of African American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (1861–1896). The son of a slave, Murphy’s legendary career riveted the attention of the nation and established him as one of the greatest jockeys of all time. Walker’s poetry breathes life into the voices of Murphy and his family, the neglected history of African Americans in thoroughbred racing, and racial tensions in the post-Civil War South.


Published in 2010 by Old Cove Press

ISBN:
9781735224220
9781735224220
Category:
Poetry anthologies (various poets)
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
27-11-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ohio University Press

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