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Cowboy life : reconstructing an American myth

Author: William W Savage
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Selected narratives and photographs provide a composite view of cowboy life in late nineteenth-century Texas, the Indian Territory, and Kansas, illuminating the persisting mythic image of the cowboy in American culture.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William W Savage
ISBN: 0806112182 9780806112183
OCLC Number: 960081
Description: xii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Anger and bad whiskey urge him on to deeds of blood and death / Joseph G. McCoy --
Most reckless of all the reckless desperadoes / Richard Irving Dodge --
Among cowboys are to be found the sons of the best families / Walter Baron Von Richthofen --
tI spend my last dime for a glass of lemonade / Charles A. Siringo --
Creature of circumstance / Joesph Nimmo, Jr. --
Man of unflinching courage / Charles Moreau Harger --
There are cowboys and cowboys / Richard Harding Davis --
Cow-boy goes to the school of nature / W.S. James --
Wilderness was a source of great joy to the cowboys / Baylis John Fletcher --
He becomes deeply and famously drunk / Alfred Henry Lewis --
No class of men ever was so unfaithfully represented / National Livestock Association --
Dead tough men bawled like babies / Andy Adams --
I am glad I had the experience / Frank Collinson.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by William W. Savage, Jr.

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Selected narratives and photographs provide a composite view of cowboy life in late nineteenth-century Texas, the Indian Territory, and Kansas, illuminating the persisting mythic image of the cowboy in American culture.

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