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Re-dressing America's frontier past

Author: Peter Boag
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans have long cherished romantic images of the frontier and its colorful cast of characters, where the cowboys are always rugged and the ladies always fragile. But in this book, Peter Boag opens an extraordinary window onto the real Old West. Delving into countless primary sources and surveying sexological and literary sources, Boag paints a vivid picture of a West where cross-dressing#x14;for both men and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Boag
ISBN: 9780520270626 0520270622 9780520274426 0520274423
OCLC Number: 708243731
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Transgender Nonfiction) 2012
Description: xii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Known to all police west of the Mississippi" : disrobing the female-to-male cross-dresser --
"I have done my part in the winning of the West" : unveiling the male-to-female cross-dresser --
"And love is a vision and life is a lie" : the daughters of Calamity Jane --
"He was a Mexican" : race and the marginalization of male-to-female cross-dressers in Western history --
"Death of a modern Diana" : sexologists, cross-dressers, and the heteronormalization of the American frontier --
Conclusion : Sierra Flats and haunted valleys : cross-dressers and the contested terrain of America's frontier past.
Responsibility: Peter Boag.

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Citing a cultural moment at the turn of the twentieth century - when the frontier ended, the United States entered the modern era, and homosexuality was created as a category - this title shows how  Read more...

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"This is fascinating stuff, on many levels... If you're a western history buff especially, you need to outfit yourself with this book soon." Inland Empire Weekly 20120628 "A extremely valuable work." Read more...

 
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