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Cowboys of the Americas (Yale Western Americana)

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Structured rather like a Western film, this illustrated book opens with vignettes that highlight the various cowboy types and then uses flashbacks to reveal the distant, shadowy origins of the cowboy as a wild cattle hunter. Close-ups show the cowboy's appearance, character, and values, and Slatta then draws back for a sweeping view of the cowboy's environment - the great plains stretching towards an infinite horizon. As the book draws to a close, it considers the changes that overtook the cowboy, as farmers, immigrants, and describes how technology forced him off into the sunset, but left his image and mythology intact in myth and popular culture.

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Lavishly illustrated with photographs, paintings, and movie stills, this Western Heritage Award-winning book explores what life was actually like for the working cowboy in North America. "If you read only one book on cowboys, read this one".--Journal of the Southwest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300056716
Author:
Slatta, Richard W.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Slatta, Richard W.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Sociology, rural
Subject:
Cowboys
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Cowboys -- America -- History.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- America.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Lamar Series in Western History
Publication Date:
19941026
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
139 b/w illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.25 x 8.25 in 2.42 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Lavishly illustrated with photographs, paintings, and movie stills, this Western Heritage Award-winning book explores what life was actually like for the working cowboy in North America. "If you read only one book on cowboys, read this one".--Journal of the Southwest.
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