The Cattle Towns / Edition 1

The Cattle Towns / Edition 1

by Robert R. Dykstra
     
 

"Excellent . . . readable and persuasive. . . . One of the most refreshing and rewarding approaches to be applied to western history topics in many years."-American Historical Review See more details below

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"Excellent . . . readable and persuasive. . . . One of the most refreshing and rewarding approaches to be applied to western history topics in many years."-American Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803265615
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
09/28/1983
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
412
Sales rank:
424,239
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Town-Building and the Texas Cattle Trade3
IBeginnings11
IICattle Town Enterprise74
IIIThe Adjustment to Violence112
IVPreserving the Cattle Trade149
VThe Rural Dimension178
VIThe Politics of Factionalism207
VIIThe Politics of Reform239
VIIIThe Cattle Town Besieged293
Conclusion: History and the Cattle Town Experience355
Appendix AThe Elkins-McKitrick Thesis371
Appendix BA Note on Methodology379
Acknowledgments385
Index387

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