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We are the Troopers  the women of the winningest team in pro football history  Cover Image Book Book

We are the Troopers  the women of the winningest team in pro football history  Stephen Guinan


"Amid a national backdrop of the call to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, the National Women's Football League was founded as something of a gimmick. However, the league's star team, the Toledo Troopers, emerged to challenge traditional gender roles and amass a win-loss record never before or since achieved in American football. The players were housewives, factory workers, hairdressers, former nuns, high school teachers, bartenders, mail carriers, pilots, would-be drill sergeants. Black, white, Latina. Mothers and daughters and aunts and sisters. But most of all, they were athletes who were denied the opportunity to play a game they were born to play. Before the protests and the lobbyists, before the debates and the amendments, before the marches and the mandates, there was only an obscure advertisement in a local Midwestern paper and those who answered it, women such as Lee Hollar, the only woman working the line at the Libbey glass factory; Gloria Jimenez, who grew up playing sports with her six brothers; and Linda Jefferson, the greatest female athlete you've never heard of. Stephen Guinan grew up in Toledo pulling for his hometown football team, and who -- in the innocence of youth-did not realize at the time what a barrier-breaking lost piece of history he was witnessing. We Are the Troopers sheds light on forgotten champions who came together for the love of the game"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780306846939
  • Physical Description: xv, 304 pages : 4 unnumbered leaves of 20 plates , 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition: August 2022.
  • Publisher: New York, NY Hachette Books 2022.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: Toledo Troopers (Football team) > History.
Women's Professional Football League > History.
National Women's Football League (U.S.) > History.
Women football players > United States > History.
Football > United States > History.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Galion Library.


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