Cowboy Culture: A Saga of Five Centuries / Edition 1

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Overview

A nationwide bestseller—with more than 65,000 copies in print since publication by Alfred A. Knopf in 1981, this fascinating chronicle of cowboy life and legend is now available in a trade paperback edition. It's the 500-year saga of the "real cowboy"—from fifteenth-century Mexico to the twentieth-century American West.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
Dary tells the unvarnished truth about cowboys and analyzes the cultural force of the cowboy myth.
Time
Comprehensive and entertaining. . . . Full of wry anecdotes.
San Diego Union
The definitive treatment of the cowboy. . . . Impressive in its thoroughness, scope, and depth.
Los Angeles Times
Evocative reading. . . . A kind of source book for all the Westerns you've ever seen and are ever likely to see.
Chicago Sun-Times
Fun and enriching, packed with original research.
South Dakota History
If one were going to buy a single book on the cowboy and his life, this ought to be it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700603909
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 3/28/1989
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 937,814
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

1. The Spanish Roots

2. Moving North

3. The Californiano Culture

4. The Texian Culture

5. The Mixing of Cultures

6. Texas Trails North

7. The Civil War and Change

8. On the Open Range

9. Trail Herds to Railheads

10. Where the Trails Ended

11. On the Northern Ranges

12. Ranch House Culture

13. Bunkhouse Culture

14. End of the Open-Range Culture

Epilogue

Notes

A Bibliography for the General Reader

Index

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