In this first substantial study of rodeo women, Mary Lou Lecompte surveys the early rodeo cowgirls' achievements as professional athletes, the near demise of women's rodeo events during World War II, and the phenomenal success of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association in regaining lost ground for rodeo cowgirls. Recalling an extraordinary chapter in women's history as well as the history of American sport, Cowgirls of the Rodeo contributes to a deeper understanding of the challenges facing women in the American West and in American sport.WPRA/PWRA Official Reference Guide, vol. ... 7, 32; PRCA Official Media Guide ( 1987), 220. ... of miles pleading their case to the PRCA before finally succeeding with the help of the Oklahoma City promoters, their names will never be known.
|Title||:||Cowgirls of the Rodeo|
|Author||:||Mary Lou LeCompte|
|Publisher||:||University of Illinois Press - 2000|