About the book:

“Black Rodeo in the Texas Gulf Coast Region: Charcoal in the Ashes” provides a detailed chronicle of the Texas cattle industry from its Mexican roots to Austin’s Colony. Pearson analyzes the sociocultural hardship of African American cowboys in southeast Texas and reviews the history of the livestock management industry and its marginalization of African American involvement since its inception.

About the author:

A recognized expert in African American sport involvement and North American rodeo, health and human performance associate professor Demetrius Pearson’s research and courses target the socio-cultural and historical aspects of sport as well as their depiction in contemporary film.