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Barbed wire : the fence that changed the West

Author: Joanne S Liu
Publisher: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub. Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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How the invention of barbed wire transformed the open range of the West into fenced land, creating a violent clash of cultures.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne S Liu
ISBN: 9780878425570 0878425578
OCLC Number: 377702637
Description: viii, 141 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Wide open range --
In the wake of war --
Land up for grabs --
Sticks and stones --
A twist of the wire --
Light as air, stronger than whiskey, cheap as dirt --
The devil's rope --
The fence cutting wars --
Moonshine wire --
Full steam ahead --
The big die-up --
Cattlemen settle down --
Native lands corralled --
Fencing free-for-all --
The new face of the West.
Responsibility: Joanne S. Liu.

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How the invention of barbed wire transformed the open range of the West into fenced land, creating a violent clash of cultures.

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