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Convict cowboys : the untold history of the Texas Prison Rodeo, by Mitchel P. Roth

Label
Convict cowboys : the untold history of the Texas Prison Rodeo
Title
Convict cowboys
Title remainder
the untold history of the Texas Prison Rodeo
Statement of responsibility
by Mitchel P. Roth
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Convict Cowboys is the first book on the nation{u2019}s first prison rodeo, which ran from 1931 to 1986. At its apogee the Texas Prison Rodeo drew 30,000 spectators on October Sundays. Mitchel P. Roth portrays the Texas Prison Rodeo against a backdrop of Texas history, covering the history of rodeo, the prison system, and convict leasing, as well as important figures in Texas penology including Marshall Lee Simmons, O.B. Ellis, and George J. Beto, and the changing prison demimonde. Over the years the rodeo arena not only boasted death-defying entertainment that would make professional cowboys think twice, but featured a virtual who{u2019}s who of American popular culture. Readers will be treated to stories about numerous American and Texas folk heroes, including Western film stars ranging from Tom Mix to John Wayne, and music legends such as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Through extensive archival research Roth introduces readers to the convict cowboys in both the rodeo arena and behind prison walls, giving voice to a legion of previously forgotten inmate cowboys who risked life and limb for a few dollars and the applause of free-world crowds
Member of
Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
791.8/409764169
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9475.T42
LC item number
H8574 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Number 10 in the North Texas crime and criminal justice series
Label
Convict cowboys : the untold history of the Texas Prison Rodeo, by Mitchel P. Roth
Publication
Note
This book "recounts the history of not just the prison rodeo, but also of the evolving prison system and the men and women who made its success possible."--ECIP Introduction
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Texas prisons: a pattern of neglect -- A cowboy's a man with guts and a hoss -- The Simmons years (1930-1935) -- The only show of its kind in the United States (1936-1939) -- The war years (1940-1946) -- A sad state of affairs (1947-1949) -- The West as it ought to have been (1950-1953) -- Outlaw vs. outlaw (1954-1959) -- The fund just appeared footloose and fancy free (1954-1960) -- The Texas Prison Rodeo goes Hollywood (1960-1964) -- That's more bull than I'd like to ride (1965-1969) -- Huntsville Prison blues (1970-1979) -- The last roundup (1980-1986) -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: Texas Prison Rodeo timeline -- Appendix II: Top hand winners
Control code
ocn956919745
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781574416619
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36231125
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956919745
  • pebc1574416618

Library Locations

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