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Cowboys of the Americas, Richard W. Slatta

Label
Cowboys of the Americas
Title
Cowboys of the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Richard W. Slatta
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a comparative study of the social history and mythology of cowboy culture right across the Western Hemisphere, from Patagonia to the Tukon, including the unique cowboys of the Hawaiin cattle industry. Slatta argues that Spanish influence, neglected in most accepted historiography, is primary in all open-range cattle frontiers of North and South America. His focus is on people, working ranch hands, and how they lived their lives, quoting frequently from first-hand descriptions of cowboy and ranch life.
Member of
Assigning source
Googlebooks
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E20
LC item number
.S57 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale Western Americana series
Label
Cowboys of the Americas, Richard W. Slatta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-299) and index
Contents
Introduction -- From wild-cattle hunters to cowboys -- Cowboy character and appearance -- American plains frontiers : geography and imagery -- In the saddle : ranch work -- Ranchers and cowboys -- Home on the range : range life -- Horsin' 'round : equestrian fun and games -- Hellin' 'round : drinking, gambling, and other fun -- Cowboys and Indians : frontier race relations -- Riding into the sunset -- The cowboy rides again : myth, literature, popular culture -- Conclusions
Control code
19514487
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 pages, [104] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300045291
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89031880
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Acquired as a gift, 1998 (Access. No. 1998-152). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Cowboys of the Americas, Richard W. Slatta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-299) and index
Contents
Introduction -- From wild-cattle hunters to cowboys -- Cowboy character and appearance -- American plains frontiers : geography and imagery -- In the saddle : ranch work -- Ranchers and cowboys -- Home on the range : range life -- Horsin' 'round : equestrian fun and games -- Hellin' 'round : drinking, gambling, and other fun -- Cowboys and Indians : frontier race relations -- Riding into the sunset -- The cowboy rides again : myth, literature, popular culture -- Conclusions
Control code
19514487
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 pages, [104] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300045291
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89031880
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Acquired as a gift, 1998 (Access. No. 1998-152). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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