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This collection of essays functions as a how-to guide to comparative frontier research in the Americas. Frontiers specialist Richard W. Slatta presents topics, techniques, and methods that will intrigue social-science professionals and western-history buffs alike as he explores the frontiers of North and South America from Spanish colonial days into the twentieth century. The always popular cowboy is joined by the fascinating gaucho, llanero, vaquero, and charro as Slatta compares their work techniques, roundups, songs, tack, lingo, equestrian culture, and vices.
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Harney County Library 978.02636 SLATTA (Text) 37720000615351 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 05/26/2021 Available -

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  • ISBN: 0806129719
  • ISBN: 9780806129716
  • ISBN: 9780806133843
  • ISBN: 0806133848
  • Physical Description: xvi, 320 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1997.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-311) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Historical frontier imagery in Canada, the United States, and Latin America -- Indian equestrian economies: a hemispheric perspective -- Extremes of empire: Spanish colonial military policy in the pampas of Argentina and internal provinces of New Spain -- Vaqueros and charros: Mexico's horsemen -- Cowboys, gauchos, and llaneros -- Frontier institutions: western saloons and Argentine pulperías -- Turners's influence in Canada and Latin America -- Gaúcho and gaucho: comparative socioeconomic change in Rio Grande do Sul and Buenos Aires province, 1869-1920 -- Social history in the saddle: trailing cowboys of the Americas -- Dangers of frontier overrevisionism: cautionary notes from Alberta to Abilene to Argentina.
Summary, etc.:
This collection of essays functions as a how-to guide to comparative frontier research in the Americas. Frontiers specialist Richard W. Slatta presents topics, techniques, and methods that will intrigue social-science professionals and western-history buffs alike as he explores the frontiers of North and South America from Spanish colonial days into the twentieth century. The always popular cowboy is joined by the fascinating gaucho, llanero, vaquero, and charro as Slatta compares their work techniques, roundups, songs, tack, lingo, equestrian culture, and vices.
We visit saloons and pulperias as well as plains and pampas, and Slatta expertly compares clothing, weather, terrain, diets, alcoholic beverages, card games, and military tactics. From primary records we learn how Europeans, Native Americans, and African Americans became the ranch hands, cowmen, and buckaroos of the Americas, and why their dependence on the ranch cattle industry kept them bachelors and landless peons.
Subject: Frontier and pioneer life > America > Cross-cultural studies.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.)
Frontier thesis.
Cowboys > West (U.S.) > History.
Cowboys > West (U.S.) > Social life and customs.
Ranch life > West (U.S.)
Ranch life > Southwest, New.
Ranch life > Mexico.
Gauchos > Chile > Coihaique > Social conditions.
Frontier and pioneer life > Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
West (U.S.) > Social life and customs.
Southwest, New > Social life and customs.
Mexico > Social life and customs.
Frontier and pioneer life.
Frontier thesis.
Historiography.
Methodology.
America > Historiography.
America > History > Methodology.
America.
West United States.
Genre: Cross-cultural studies.
History.

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