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He sets out to place the famous tales in their true perspective, revealing that often the unknown truths are even more remarkable than the celebrated fictions.

Author: Dee Alexander Brown

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0099153416

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 324

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In his first work of non-fiction for over a decade, the author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee draws on more than 50 years of research to offer an anecdotal portrait of the joys, wonders, war and hardships of the frontier American West. He sets out to place the famous tales in their true perspective, revealing that often the unknown truths are even more remarkable than the celebrated fictions. Using frontier newspapers, journals and diaries, as well as the observations of such travellers as Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and Robert Louis Stevenson, he evokes the experience of the diverse characters who made their way west via wagon, steamboat and horseback, and on their own two feet.

Was the frontier more violent than the United States is today? This book attempts to answer these questions and others about violence and lawlessness on the frontier and do so in a new way.

Author: Roger D. McGrath

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520060261

Category: History

Page: 291

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From the Preface:On the frontier, says conventional wisdom, a structured society did not exist and social control was largely absent; law enforcement and the criminal justice system had limited, if any, influence; and danger--both from man and from the elements--was ever present. This view of the frontier is projected by motion pictures, television, popular literature, and most scholarly histories. But was the frontier really all that violent? What was the nature of the violence that did occur? Were frontier towns more violent that cities in the East? Has America inherited a violent way of life from the frontier? Was the frontier more violent than the United States is today? This book attempts to answer these questions and others about violence and lawlessness on the frontier and do so in a new way. Whereas most authors have drawn their conclusions about frontier violence from the exploits of a few notorious badmen and outlaws and from some of the more famous incidents and conflicts, I have chosen to focus on two towns that I think were typical of the frontier--the mining frontier specifically--and to investigate all forms of violence and lawlessness that occurred in and around those towns.
1987-03-23 By Roger D. McGrath

Author: Colonel Collins

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ISBN: OCLC:1135216712

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1809 By Colonel Collins

A man was more likely to find an outlet for the performance of manly attributes on the frontier, than in Britain itself. Men of the lower classes were also attracted to the colonial frontier and its opportunities.

Author: R. Hogg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284259

Category: History

Page: 232

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In mid-nineteenth-century Britain, there existed a dominant discourse on what it meant to be a man –denoted by the term 'manliness'. Based on the sociological work of R.W. Connell and others who argue that gender is performative, Robert Hogg asks how British men performed manliness on the colonial frontiers of Queensland and British Columbia.
2012-11-14 By R. Hogg

... word was passed around that Abbott was in league with the horse - thieves . Some remembered - two suspicious men who were hanging around his saloon nearly 304 FAITH ON THE FRONTIÈR .

Author: Edmund March Vittum

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ISBN: MINN:319510016357812

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Author: Benjamin Franklin McIntyre

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ISBN: IND:32000009263601

Category: United States

Page: 429

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This 2005 book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged against Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans employed and, ultimately, defined their military ...

Author: John Grenier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139444700

Category: History

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This 2005 book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged against Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans employed and, ultimately, defined their military heritage. The sanguinary story of the American conquest of the Indian peoples east of the Mississippi River helps demonstrate how early Americans embraced warfare shaped by extravagant violence and focused on conquest. Grenier provides a major revision in understanding the place of warfare directed on noncombatants in the American military tradition, and his conclusions are relevant to understand US 'special operations' in the War on Terror.
2005-01-31 By John Grenier

This collection of short stories and novellas from American author Bret Harte highlights many of the subjects and themes that are woven through his entire body of work.

Author: Bret Harte

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781776673032

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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This collection of short stories and novellas from American author Bret Harte highlights many of the subjects and themes that are woven through his entire body of work. Clashes between Spaniards and Americans, Westerners and Southerners, and gold miners cause sparks to fly.
2016-10-01 By Bret Harte

Author: Alexander Majors

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ISBN: PRNC:32101079830806

Category: Electronic book

Page: 325

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5 (A few emigrants did argue that cheap slave labor was needed to spur agricultural growth on the Pacific frontier, but their reasoning did not persuade many skeptical farmers.6) This hostility is evident in the migratory path of ...

Author: John Van Houten Dippel

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875864235

Category: History

Page: 337

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ISBN: OCLC:887431921

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Author: Everett Eugene Edwards

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105041674875

Category: Canada

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Young readers will get a wider perspective of the tales of the American frontier, including points of view often left out of history books and popular entertainment, and learn more about the real landscape of the West"--

Author: Jill Keppeler

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ISBN: 1538237407

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 32

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The idea of the American frontier means a lot to many Americans' images of themselves and their country. Everyone has heard stories or watched movies showing tough, brave settlers crossing the continent, daring harsh weather, hostile natives, and rough terrain to nobly tame the frontier and expand the United States. Is this image true to life? Young readers will get a wider perspective of the tales of the American frontier, including points of view often left out of history books and popular entertainment, and learn more about the real landscape of the West.
2019-07-16 By Jill Keppeler

This delightful book is a perfect companion to Mather's other ranching histories and will appeal to anyone interested in the early days of the western frontier.

Author: Ken Mather

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ISBN: 1772031887

Category: History

Page: 192

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An entertaining, fast-paced look at early ranching in British Columbia. Frontier historian Ken Mather is known for his fascinating, in-depth profiles of the men and women who established a distinctive ranching culture in Western Canada over a hundred years ago. Now, in this concise collection of stories—based on Mather’s column in the Vernon Morning Star—readers will meet even more colourful characters, gain insightful tidbits on cowboy culture, and read about little-known cattle drives that stagger the imagination. Ranch Tales highlights the achievements, hardships, and exploits of Newman “King of the Range” Squires, “lady rancher” Elizabeth Greenbow, cow boss Joe Coutlee, the gold-seeking Jeffries brothers who came all the way from Alabama, and many more. This delightful book is a perfect companion to Mather’s other ranching histories and will appeal to anyone interested in the early days of the BC frontier.
2017-04-17 By Ken Mather

Author: James Stevens

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ISBN: OCLC:18360521

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

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1924 By James Stevens

... some of them noted that if the end product (the bioregional strategy) is good, they will work with it.59 According to a DEAT staff oflicer, the plan is that of a transfrontier project, so if the governments are committed, ...

Author: Bram Büscher

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822399087

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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International peace parks—transnational conservation areas established and managed by two or more countries—have become a popular way of protecting biodiversity while promoting international cooperation and regional development. In Transforming the Frontier, Bram Büscher shows how cross-border conservation neatly reflects the neoliberal political economy in which it developed. Based on extensive research in southern Africa with the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation and Development Project, Büscher explains how the successful promotion of transfrontier conservation as a "win-win" solution happens not only in spite of troubling contradictions and problems, but indeed because of them. This is what he refers to as the "politics of neoliberal conservation," which receives its strength from effectively combining strategies of consensus, antipolitics, and marketing. Drawing on long-term, multilevel ethnographic research, Büscher argues that transfrontier conservation projects are not as concerned with on-the-ground development as they are purported to be. Instead, they are reframing environmental protection and sustainable development to fit an increasingly contradictory world order.
2013-04-12 By Bram Büscher

In 1984, when Glenda Riley's 'Women and Indians on the Frontier' was published, it was hailed for being the first study to take into account the roles that gender, race, and class played in Indian/white relations during the westward ...

Author: Glenda Riley

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ISBN: UOM:39015059153182

Category: History

Page: 326

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In 1984, when Glenda Riley's 'Women and Indians on the Frontier' was published, it was hailed for being the first study to take into account the roles that gender, race, and class played in Indian/white relations during the westward migration. In the twenty years since, the study of those aspects of western history has exploded. Confronting Race reflects the changes in western women's history and in the author's own approach. In spite of white women's shifting attitudes toward Indians, they retained colonialist outlooks toward all peoples. Women who migrated West carried deeply ingrained images and preconceptions of themselves and racially based ideas of the non-white groups they would meet. In their letters home and in their personal diaries and journals, they perpetuated racial stereotypes, institutions, and practices. The women also discovered their own resilience in the face of the harsh demands of the West. Although most retained their racist concepts, they came to realise that women need not be passive or fearful in their interactions with Indians. Riley's sources are the diaries and journals of trail women, settlers, army wives, and missionaries, and popular accounts in ne
2004 By Glenda Riley

Here is a book that will appeal to the general reader and scholar alike while going a long way to reinfusing our understanding of history and the historical process with the breath of life itself.

Author: Andrew R. L. Cayton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253212170

Category: History

Page: 360

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Most history concentrates on the broad sweep of events, battles and political decisions, economic advance or decline, landmark issues and events, and the people who lived and made these events tend to be lost in the big picture. Cayton's lively new history of the frontier period in Indiana puts the focus on people, on how they lived, how they viewed their world, and what motivated them. Here are the stories of Jean-Baptiste Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes; George Croghan, the ultimate frontier entrepreneur; the world as seen by George Rogers Clark; Josiah Hamar and John Francis Hamtramck; Little Turtle; Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison and William Henry Harrison; Tenskwatawa; Jonathan Jennings; Calvin Fletcher; and many others. Focusing his account on these and other representative individuals, Cayton retells the story of Indiana's settlement in a human and compelling narrative which makes the experience of exploration and settlement real and exciting. Here is a book that will appeal to the general reader and scholar alike while going a long way to reinfusing our understanding of history and the historical process with the breath of life itself.
1998-08 By Andrew R. L. Cayton

A collection of essays explores the pervasive images of log cabins, wagon trains, cowboys, and Indians in contemporary American culture, examining the reality behind the myths and explaining how and why such images have persisted and their ...

Author: Richard White

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520088441

Category: History

Page: 116

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A collection of essays explores the pervasive images of log cabins, wagon trains, cowboys, and Indians in contemporary American culture, examining the reality behind the myths and explaining how and why such images have persisted and their implications. UP.
1994-10-17 By Richard White