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The hunter elite : manly sport, hunting narratives, and American conservation, 1880-1925

Author: Tara Kathleen Kelly
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the end of the nineteenth century, Theodore Roosevelt, T. S. Van Dyke, and other elite men began describing their big-game hunting as “manly sport with the rifle.” They also began writing about their experiences, publishing hundreds of narratives of hunting and adventure in the popular press (and creating a new literary genre in the process). But why did so many of these big-game hunters publish? What was writing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Kathleen Kelly
ISBN: 9780700625871 0700625879 9780700625888 0700625887 0700625895 9780700625895
OCLC Number: 1019836182
Description: 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part one. Tales of the sportsman-hunter. 1. "What luxury it is" : elite hunting enters the Gilded Age ; 2. Fall of the workplace, rise of the hunt ; 3. Making meaning out of moose : constructing the hunting narrative ; 4. The business of narrative ; 5. Whitney rising --
Part two. Fellow travelers. 6. Diana's own : women and the big-game hunt ; 7. Sportsmen of the breed : British and American hunters --
Part three. Discourse and consequences. 8. Stories of guides and gunbearers ; 9. Dreaming of Howley : conservation and the uses of discourse ; 10. The end of the hunt : conservation and the limits of discourse --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Tara Kathleen Kelly.

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At the end of the nineteenth century, Theodore Roosevelt, T.S. Van Dyke, and other elite men began describing their big-game hunting as ""manly sport with the rifle."" They also began writing about  Read more...

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