Black Cowboys of Texas

Black Cowboys of Texas

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The life of a cowboy was hardly glamorous. Poorly fed, underpaid, overworked, deprived of sleep, and prone to boredom and loneliness, cowboys choked in the dust, were cold at night, and suffered broken bones in falls and spills from horses. African American cowboys, however, also had to survive discrimination, bigotry, and prejudice. From scattered courthouse records, writings, and interviews with a few of the African American cowhands who were part of the history of Texas, Sara R. Massey and a host of writers have retrieved the little known stories of some of these cowboys.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 249.47g
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 22 b&w photos.
  • 158544443X
  • 9781585444434
  • 2,617,041

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Sarah Massey's volume is so well done that one need be neither black nor Texan to enjoy the book. Black Cowboys of Texas has the merit of expanding the horizons of two kinds of history, that of the cowboy as well as that of the African American. - The Bloomsbury Review
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About Sara R. Massey

Sara R. Massey, a former curriculum specialist at the Institute of Texan Cultures, University of Texas at San Antonio, now lives in Austwell, Texas.
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