Let the Cowboy Ride

Let the Cowboy Ride

Cattle Ranching in the American West

Book - 1998
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Johns Hopkins University Press

The dime novel and dude ranch, the barbecue and rodeo, the suburban ranch house and the urban cowboy—all are a direct legacy of nineteenth-century cowboy life that still enlivens American popular culture. Yet at the same time, reports of environmental destruction or economic inefficiency have motivated calls for restricted livestock grazing on public lands or even for an end to ranching altogether. In Let the Cowboy Ride, Starrs offers a detailed and comprehensive look at one of America's most enduring institutions. Richly illustrated with more than 130 photographs and maps, the book combines the authentic detail of an insider's view (Starrs spent six years working cattle on the high desert Great Basin range) with a scholar's keen eye for objective analysis.



Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780801863516
0801863511
9780801856846
0801856841
Branch Call Number: 636.201 STA
Characteristics: xx, 356 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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