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Dodge City and the birth of the wild west

Author: Robert R Dykstra; Jo Ann Manfra
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2017]
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The Dodge City of old gave birth to, and remains, a cultural metaphor grounded in reality of its own. Dodge City offers images of violence and civic anarchy in a legendary West that still engages the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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(DLC) 2017020136
(OCoLC)984899051
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Dykstra; Jo Ann Manfra
ISBN: 9780700624775 0700624775
OCLC Number: 1001326830
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: gettin' outta Dodge --
Pioneers --
Year of living dangerously --
Deadly prose --
Case histories --
Circle Dot cowboys --
Dodge City's sensations --
End games --
Contesting Boot Hill --
Epilogue: homicide, moral discourse, cultural identity.
Responsibility: Robert R. Dykstra and Jo Ann Manfra.

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"Dykstra and Manfra furnish a top drawer study of the history, legends, and memories of Dodge City, Kansas. Their well-written book provides a model for similar examinations of other Wild West towns. Read more...

 
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