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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(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Texas A & M University Press
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Author Biography - 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.