Cowboys, Ranchers and the Cattle Business: Cross-Border Perspectives on Ranching History

Edited by Simon M. Evans and Simon M. Evans and Sarah Carter and Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov and Bill Yeo and Brain W. Dippie and Alan B. McCullough and Joy Oetelaar and Warren M. Elofson and Henry C. Klassen and Max Foran and Lorain Lounsberry and Richard W.

© 2000

Cowboys, Ranchers and the Cattle Business is an easily accessible and comprehensive summary of current studies on the Canadian ranching frontier. This collection of essays provides an excellent perspective on the latest developments in the historiography of the range, drawing from topics such as Wild West shows, artistic depictions of the cowboy, and the economic and practical aspects of early cattle ranching.

The essays anthologized here fall into three general areas: the working cowboy, the performing cowboy and the imaginary cowboy. The academics, ranchers, poets and cowboys who authored them hail from backgrounds as diverse as history, geography, political science, and literature.

Cowboys, Ranchers and the Cattle Business makes an important contribution to the study of the ranching frontier and will continue to be of value to researchers and readers of western history, plains studies, and historical geography.

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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 246 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.6in x 9.0in
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Cowboys, Ranchers and the Cattle Business: Cross-Border Perspectives on Ranching History

Edited by Simon M. Evans and Simon M. Evans and Sarah Carter and Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov and Bill Yeo and Brain W. Dippie and Alan B. McCullough and Joy Oetelaar and Warren M. Elofson and Henry C. Klassen and Max Foran and Lorain Lounsberry and Richard W.

© 2000

Cowboys, Ranchers and the Cattle Business is an easily accessible and comprehensive summary of current studies on the Canadian ranching frontier. This collection of essays provides an excellent perspective on the latest developments in the historiography of the range, drawing from topics such as Wild West shows, artistic depictions of the cowboy, and the economic and practical aspects of early cattle ranching.

The essays anthologized here fall into three general areas: the working cowboy, the performing cowboy and the imaginary cowboy. The academics, ranchers, poets and cowboys who authored them hail from backgrounds as diverse as history, geography, political science, and literature.

Cowboys, Ranchers and the Cattle Business makes an important contribution to the study of the ranching frontier and will continue to be of value to researchers and readers of western history, plains studies, and historical geography.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 246 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.6in x 9.0in

A useful and important contribution to Western Canadian historiography.

-Ian MacLachlan, University of Lethbridge

Simon Evans is a former Professor of Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland.|
Sarah Carter teaches history at the Univerisity of Alberta.|
Bill Yeo has retired from his position as Senior Historian and Chief of Historical and Archaeological Research for Parks Canada.