Convict cowboys : the untold history of the Texas Prison Rodeo
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Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2016].
Physical Desc
xi, 436 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Status
Black Canyon City Community Library - Nonfiction Books
976.406 ROTH
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Published
Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2016].
Format
Book - Regular Print
Language
English

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General 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
Convict Cowboys is the first book on the nation'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'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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Roth, M. P. (2016). Convict cowboys: the untold history of the Texas Prison Rodeo . University of North Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roth, Mitchel P., 1953-. 2016. Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo. University of North Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roth, Mitchel P., 1953-. Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo University of North Texas Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Roth, Mitchel P. Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo University of North Texas Press, 2016.

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