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Mexican Americans and sports : a reader on athletics and barrio life / edited by Jorge Iber and Samuel O. Regalado.

Contributor(s): Iber, Jorge, 1961- | Regalado, Samuel O. (Samuel Octavio), 1953-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: viii, 261 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781585445523 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1585445525 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781585445516 (cloth : alk. paper); 1585445517 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Mexican Americans -- Sports | Mexican Americans -- Recreation | Mexican American athletes | Mexican American athletes -- Social conditions | Sports -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Mexican Americans and sports.DDC classification: 796.0868/72073
Contents:
The foot runners conquer Mexico and Texas : endurance racing, indigenismo, and nationalism / Mark Dyreson -- Peloteros in paradise : Mexican American baseball and oppositional politics in Southern California, 1930-1950 / José M. Alamillo -- Los heroes del domingo : soccer, borders, and social spaces in Great Lakes Mexican communities, 1940-1970 / Juan Javier Pescador -- Wearing the red, white, and blue trunks of Aztlán : Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales and the convergence of American and Chicano nationalism / Tom I. Romero II -- On-field foes and racial misconceptions : the 1961 Donna Redskins and their drive to the Texas State football championship / Jorge Iber -- Read all about it! : the Spanish-language press, the Dodgers, and the Giants, 1958-1982 / Samuel O. Regalado -- Raza boxing : community, identity, and hybridity in the 1960s and 1970s in Southern California / Gregory S. Rodríguez -- Beating the odds : Mexican American distance runners in Texas, 1950-1995 / Alexander Mendoza -- Advance at your own risk : Latinas, families, and collegiate softball / Katherine M. Jamieson -- Invisible identity : Mexican American sport and Chicano historiography / Samuel O. Regalado.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The foot runners conquer Mexico and Texas : endurance racing, indigenismo, and nationalism / Mark Dyreson -- Peloteros in paradise : Mexican American baseball and oppositional politics in Southern California, 1930-1950 / José M. Alamillo -- Los heroes del domingo : soccer, borders, and social spaces in Great Lakes Mexican communities, 1940-1970 / Juan Javier Pescador -- Wearing the red, white, and blue trunks of Aztlán : Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales and the convergence of American and Chicano nationalism / Tom I. Romero II -- On-field foes and racial misconceptions : the 1961 Donna Redskins and their drive to the Texas State football championship / Jorge Iber -- Read all about it! : the Spanish-language press, the Dodgers, and the Giants, 1958-1982 / Samuel O. Regalado -- Raza boxing : community, identity, and hybridity in the 1960s and 1970s in Southern California / Gregory S. Rodríguez -- Beating the odds : Mexican American distance runners in Texas, 1950-1995 / Alexander Mendoza -- Advance at your own risk : Latinas, families, and collegiate softball / Katherine M. Jamieson -- Invisible identity : Mexican American sport and Chicano historiography / Samuel O. Regalado.

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CHOICE Review

Historians Iber (Texas Tech Univ.) and Regalado (California State Univ., Stanislaus) bring together seven essays that document the impact of sport on Mexican Americans--the role sport plays and the empowerment, strength, and sense of identity it confers. Spanning eight decades (1930s-90s), the essays offer accounts of the ultra-distance running of men and women of the Tarahumara tribe of northern Mexico; soccer in the American Midwest, which helped to blend "Mexican traditions and American values"; the impact of the 1961 Donna (Texas) High School football team on present day Mexican American youth; and Mexican American participation in baseball, boxing, women's softball, and track and field. Although the evidence is sparse, the book does include accounts of Mexican American females and the importance of sport for them. This book provides a wealth of information on the importance of sport for this population, and it should whet interest in additional research and study. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. M. E. Beagle Berea College

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JORGE IBER is the chair of the Department of History at Texas Tech University; his Ph.D. is from the University of Utah. SAMUEL O. REGALADO received his Ph.D. from Washington State University and is a professor of history at California State University-Stanislaus.

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