Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo (Hardcover)

Mitchel P. Roth

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Synopsis: 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.

About the Author: MITCHEL P. ROTH is the author of 16 books including Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo, Global Organized Crime: A 21st Century Approach, and An Eye for An Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment, translated into Turkish, Croatian, and forthcoming in Chinese. Roth recently completed Fire in the Big House: The Forgotten Story of the Ohio Penitentiary Fire, America's Worst Prison Disaster, and its Aftermath. Now looking for publisher. He is professor of criminal justice and criminology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He resides in The Woodlands, Texas.

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