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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Athletics and Chicano/a Life, 1930-2005 Jorge Iber 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 Aztl n: 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 and the Dodgers and 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 List of Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Mexican Americans -- Sports.
Mexican Americans -- Recreation.
Mexican American Athletes.
Mexican American Athletes -- Social conditions.
Sports -- United States -- History.