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The not so wild, wild west : property rights on the frontier

Author: Terry L Anderson; Peter Jensen Hill
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Economics and Finance, 2004.
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"Mention of the American West usually evokes images of rough and tumble cowboys, ranchers, and outlaws. In contrast, The Not So Wild, Wild West casts America's frontier history in a new framework that emphasizes the creation of institutions, both formal and informal, that facilitated cooperation rather than conflict. Rather than describing the frontier as a place where heroes met villains, this book argues that
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Terry Lee, 1946-
Not so wild, wild west.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Economics and Finance, 2004
(OCoLC)654156219
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry L Anderson; Peter Jensen Hill
ISBN: 0804748543 9780804748544
OCLC Number: 54066261
Description: xii, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Heros, villains, and real cowboys --
The institutions that tamed the West --
Property rights in Indian country --
Might takes rights in Indian country --
Soft gold : traders, trappers, and hunters --
There's property rights in them thar hills --
Wagon train governments --
Cowboys and contracts --
Home on the range --
Making the desert bloom --
New frontiers.
Other Titles: Property rights on the frontier
Responsibility: Terry L. Anderson and Peter J. Hill.
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