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The cattle towns

Author: Robert R Dykstra
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1973, [©1968]
Series: Atheneum paperbacks, 166.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Dykstra
OCLC Number: 1881254
Notes: History of Abilene, Ellsworth, Wichita, Dodge City, and Caldwell, Kansas, 1867-1885.
Description: x, 386, x pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: town-building and the Texas cattle trade --
Beginnings --
Cattle town enterprise --
The adjustment to violence --
Preserving the cattle trade --
The rural dimension --
The politics of factionalism --
The politics of reform --
The cattle town besieged --
Conclusion: history and the cattle town experience --
The Elkins-McKitrick Thesis.
Series Title: Atheneum paperbacks, 166.
Responsibility: Robert R. Dykstra.

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