Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier / Edition 1

Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier / Edition 1

by Richard W. Slatta
     
 


Although as much romanticized as the American cowboy, the Argentine gaucho lived a persecuted, marginal existence, beleaguered by mandatory passports, vagrancy laws, and forced military service. The story of this nineteenth-century migratory ranch hand is told in vivid detail by Richard W. Slatta, a professor of history at North Carolina State University at… See more details below

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Although as much romanticized as the American cowboy, the Argentine gaucho lived a persecuted, marginal existence, beleaguered by mandatory passports, vagrancy laws, and forced military service. The story of this nineteenth-century migratory ranch hand is told in vivid detail by Richard W. Slatta, a professor of history at North Carolina State University at Raleigh and the author of Cowboys of the Americas (1990).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803292154
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Edition description:
1st paperback edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Who Was the Gaucho?7
2The Pampa and Frontier Abundance17
3Gaucho to Peon: Changing Ranch Labor30
4Women and Family Life57
5Material Culture: Housing, Clothing, Food, Recreation69
6Latifundia and the Ranching Elite91
7Estanciero versus Gaucho: Legal Restrictions106
8Forced Military Service126
9Sheep, Fences, and Farming141
10Immigration and Xenophobia161
11Man to Myth: Literary and Symbolic Images180
Appendix A: Population Growth, Buenos Aires Province, 1778-1914193
Appendix B: Livestock and Wheat Production, Buenos Aires Province and Argentina, 1866-1914194
Appendix C: Changing Composition of Argentine Exports, 1822-1919195
Notes197
Glossary235
Selected Bibliography241
Index267

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