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The frontier club : popular westerns and cultural power, 1880-1924

Author: Christine Bold
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Frontier Club delves into institutional archives and personal papers to excavate the hidden social, political, and financial interests in the making of the modern western.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Bold
ISBN: 9780199731794 0199731799 9780199913022 0199913021
OCLC Number: 832531927
Description: xx, 298 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations ; Preface ; Acknowledgements ; The Frontier Club Western: An Introduction ; Frontier Clubmen ; Vigilante Clubmen ; The Virginian ; Chapter 1: Boone and Crockett Writers ; The Boone and Crockett Club, 1893 ; Boone and Crockett Clubmen ; Theodore Roosevelt ; George Bird Grinnell ; Owen Wister ; Winthrop Chanler ; Madison Grant ; Henry Cabot Lodge ; Caspar Whitney ; Frederic Remington ; The Books of the Boone and Crockett Club ; Shaping the Voice ; Clearing the Enclave ; Writing the Frontier Club Western ; Lobbying the Federal Government ; Conclusion ; Chapter 2: Cowboys and Publishers ; A Very Proper Philadelphian ; Frontier Club Neurasthenia ; A Man's Gotta Do ... ; Aristocrats Out West ; Frontier Club Investments ; The Cheyenne Club ; Cowboys and Vigilantes ; Showdown on Publishers' Row ; Frontier Club Investments ; The Frontier Club Western and the Literary Marketplace ; Conclusion: The Frontier Club vs Alkali Ike ; Chapter 3: Women in the Frontier Club ; Frontier Club Women and Families ; The Wister Women ; Molly Wister ; Women's Space in the Frontier Club Western ; Conclusion ; Chapter 4: Jim Crow and the Western ; Wister: "white for a hundred years" ; Roosevelt's Rough Riders ; Remington: With the Eye of the Mind ; Black Rough Riders Redux ; Conclusion ; Chapter 5: Immigrants and "Indians" ; Vanishing Acts ; Immigration Restriction ; Owen Wister ; Madison Grant ; Another Hank ; American Indian Assimilation ; George Bird Grinnell ; Jack the Young Frontier Clubman ; Conclusion ; Chapter 6: Outside the Frontier Club ; Princess Chinquilla ; Cheek by Jowl ; Rewriting 1902 ; Conclusion: Frontier Club Fingerprints
Responsibility: Christine Bold.

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