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

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'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
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
Dewey number
791.8/409764169
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The North Texas crime and criminal justice series
Series volume
number 10
Target audience
adult
Label
Convict cowboys : the untold history of the Texas Prison Rodeo, by Mitchel P. Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • 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
47772827
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 436 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781574416527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781574416527
  • (Sirsi) i9781574416527
Label
Convict cowboys : the untold history of the Texas Prison Rodeo, by Mitchel P. Roth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • 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
47772827
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 436 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781574416527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781574416527
  • (Sirsi) i9781574416527

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