When Mexicans could play ball : basketball, race, and identity in San Antonio, 1928-1945 / by Ignacio M. García.

<P>In 1939, a team of short, scrappy kids from a vocational school established specifically for Mexican Americans became the high school basketball champions of San Antonio, Texas. Their win, and the ensuing riot it caused, took place against a backdrop of shifting and conflicted attitudes tow...

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Main Author: García, Ignacio M. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2013.
Edition:First edition.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The punch heard 'round the barrio
  • A coach comes to Sidney Lanier
  • Mexicans can play, but not everyone is pleased
  • Lanier makes its run at State and finds its first stars
  • Sidney Lanier: an American-Mexican landscape
  • War comes to the West Side, and Lanierites respond
  • Adjusting to war and getting back to State
  • The Voks finally make it to the top
  • On the summit looking up
  • The Rodríguez boys must be stopped
  • An era comes to an end, but a school remains.