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The Resource Race horse men : how slavery and freedom were made at the racetrack, Katherine C. Mooney

Race horse men : how slavery and freedom were made at the racetrack, Katherine C. Mooney

Label
Race horse men : how slavery and freedom were made at the racetrack
Title
Race horse men
Title remainder
how slavery and freedom were made at the racetrack
Statement of responsibility
Katherine C. Mooney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Recaptures the vivid sights, sensations, and illusions of nineteenth-century thoroughbred racing, America's first mass spectator sport. Inviting readers into the pageantry of the racetrack, Katherine C. Mooney conveys the sport's inherent drama while also revealing the significant intersections between horse racing and another quintessential institution of the antebellum South: slavery. A popular pastime across American society, horse racing was most closely identified with an elite class of southern owners who bred horses and bet large sums of money on these spirited animals. The central characters in this story are not privileged whites, however, but the black jockeys, grooms, and horse trainers who sometimes called themselves race horse men and who made the racetrack run. Mooney describes a world of patriarchal privilege and social prestige where blacks as well as whites could achieve status and recognition and where favored slaves endured an unusual form of bondage. For wealthy white men, the racetrack illustrated their cherished visions of a harmonious, modern society based on human slavery. After emancipation, a number of black horsemen went on to become sports celebrities, their success a potential threat to white supremacy and a source of pride for African Americans. The rise of Jim Crow in the early twentieth century drove many horsemen from their jobs, with devastating consequences for them and their families. Mooney illuminates the role these too often forgotten men played in Americans' continuing struggle to define the meaning of freedom."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mooney, Katherine Carmines
Dewey number
798.400896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF335.U5
LC item number
M66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horse racing
  • Horse racing
  • African American horsemen and horsewomen
  • African American jockeys
  • Southern States
Label
Race horse men : how slavery and freedom were made at the racetrack, Katherine C. Mooney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: the loss of the stirrup has won the race -- The glory of the four-mile horse -- Knowed a horse when he seed him -- A storm is approaching -- These are the verities -- The only practical means of reunion -- I ride to win -- I have got that nigger beat -- Epilogue: He didn't go in no back doors
Control code
861478331
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780674281424
Lccn
2013037080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861478331
Label
Race horse men : how slavery and freedom were made at the racetrack, Katherine C. Mooney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: the loss of the stirrup has won the race -- The glory of the four-mile horse -- Knowed a horse when he seed him -- A storm is approaching -- These are the verities -- The only practical means of reunion -- I ride to win -- I have got that nigger beat -- Epilogue: He didn't go in no back doors
Control code
861478331
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780674281424
Lccn
2013037080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861478331

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