Pigskin Pulpit: A Social History of Texas High School Football Coaches / Edition 1

Pigskin Pulpit: A Social History of Texas High School Football Coaches / Edition 1

by Ty Cashion
     
 

ISBN-10: 0876111681

ISBN-13: 9780876111680

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Texas State Historical Association

Pigskin Pulpit weaves together a compelling story, making use of extensive interviews with more than eighty Texas high school football coaches. Most of them entered the profession between the 1930s and the 1950s, and collectively their voices provide a character study of a unique breed of men whose deeply planted values were nurtured in the common experiences of…  See more details below

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Pigskin Pulpit weaves together a compelling story, making use of extensive interviews with more than eighty Texas high school football coaches. Most of them entered the profession between the 1930s and the 1950s, and collectively their voices provide a character study of a unique breed of men whose deeply planted values were nurtured in the common experiences of traditional Texas culture, economic depression, and times of war. The book also surveys the portrayals and perceptions of Texas high school coaches in popular culture and scholarly works, as well as addresses the concerns that modern-day Texans have expressed over such football-related issues as education, brutality, racism, and competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876111680
Publisher:
Texas State Historical Association
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction1
Pt. IOverview
Ch. 1The Coaches and the Game13
Pt. IIThe Development of Coaching and Texas High School Football, 1890-1945
Ch. 2Pioneers on a Hundred-Yard Long Frontier: Football in Texas, 1890-193049
Ch. 3Growing Up on Black-Eyed Peas and Football: Coaches' Childhoods, 1920s-1940s75
Ch. 4A Rough Sport for Tough Times: Football in the Great Depression91
Ch. 5Down at the Stadium and Other Theaters of War: Football in the 1940s115
Pt. IIIThe Golden Age of Texas High School Football, 1945-1970
Ch. 6The Last Days of the Iron Man: Texas High School Football at Its Peak141
Ch. 7A Glorious and Bittersweet Career: Coaching in the Golden Age175
Ch. 8Autumn Widows and Other Dependents: The Coaches and Their Families207
Pt. IVAn Era of Change and Crisis: The 1960s and Beyond
Ch. 9Falling Out of Step: Coaches and Changing Values225
Ch. 10Circling the Wagons: Coaches' Reflections on Their Lives and the Game255
Appendix281
Notes287
Index295

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