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ISBN-10: 096754243X
ISBN-13: 9780967542430
Publisher: Old Cove Press
Publish Date: 01/07/2021
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 5.70" W, 0.40" H

Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride

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Overview

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

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Details

ISBN-10: 096754243X
ISBN-13: 9780967542430
Publisher: Old Cove Press
Publish Date: 01/07/2021
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 5.70" W, 0.40" H
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