Gray Ghosts and Red Rangers: American Hilltop Fox Chasing (review)

Gray Ghosts and Red Rangers: American Hilltop Fox Chasing (review) Article Book Reviews Jesús F. de la Teja, Editor Gray Ghosts and Red Rangers: American Hilltop Fox Chasing. By Thad Sitton. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010. Pp. 250. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 9780292723023, $30.00 cloth.) Thad Sitton has written several good books about various aspects of life in the southern backwoods during the first half of the twentieth century. His most recent, Gray Ghosts and Red Rangers, is about backwoods foxhunting. This is not the type of foxhunting that involves mounted men and women in red coats jumping Virginia fences. Sitton's foxhunters wear windbreakers and billed caps, go to the hunt on foot or in pickup trucks, and do not chase the fox themselves but stay up all night by a campfire listening to their hounds chase it. The foxhunting Sitton writes about is not so much a sport as a nocturnal obsession, and Sitton, an oral historian with an anthropological bent, is as sensitive to its mystical aspects as he is to its techniques and rituals. It may come as a surprise to some to learn that the point of the kind of foxhunting Sitton writes about--he prefers to call it by its traditional names, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

Gray Ghosts and Red Rangers: American Hilltop Fox Chasing (review)

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 115 (3) – Jan 1, 2012

Loading next page...
 
/lp/texas-state-historical-association/gray-ghosts-and-red-rangers-american-hilltop-fox-chasing-review-sHchzGbgjA
Publisher
Texas State Historical Association
Copyright
Copyright © The Texas State Historical Association.
ISSN
1558-9560
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Article Book Reviews Jesús F. de la Teja, Editor Gray Ghosts and Red Rangers: American Hilltop Fox Chasing. By Thad Sitton. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010. Pp. 250. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 9780292723023, $30.00 cloth.) Thad Sitton has written several good books about various aspects of life in the southern backwoods during the first half of the twentieth century. His most recent, Gray Ghosts and Red Rangers, is about backwoods foxhunting. This is not the type of foxhunting that involves mounted men and women in red coats jumping Virginia fences. Sitton's foxhunters wear windbreakers and billed caps, go to the hunt on foot or in pickup trucks, and do not chase the fox themselves but stay up all night by a campfire listening to their hounds chase it. The foxhunting Sitton writes about is not so much a sport as a nocturnal obsession, and Sitton, an oral historian with an anthropological bent, is as sensitive to its mystical aspects as he is to its techniques and rituals. It may come as a surprise to some to learn that the point of the kind of foxhunting Sitton writes about--he prefers to call it by its traditional names,

Journal

Southwestern Historical QuarterlyTexas State Historical Association

Published: Jan 1, 2012

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off