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Westerns : a women's history

Author: Victoria Lamont
Publisher: Lincoln, NB : University of Nebraska Press, 2016.
Series: Postwestern horizons.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At every turn in the development of what we now know as the western, women writers have been instrumental in its formation, yet the myth that the western is male-authored persists. Westerns: A  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)928607551
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Lamont
ISBN: 9780803290310 0803290314 9780803290334 0803290330
OCLC Number: 951678430
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Western Violence and the Limits of Sentimental Power --
2. Domestic Politics and Cattle Rustling --
3. Women's Westerns and the Myth of the Pseudonym --
4. Why Mourning Dove Wrote a Western --
5. Cattle Branding and the Traffic in Women --
6. The Masculinization of the Western --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Postwestern horizons.
Responsibility: Victoria Lamont.

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