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The Cowboy: An Unconventional History of Civilization on the Old-Time Cattle Range Philip Ashton Rollins

The Cowboy: An Unconventional History of Civilization on the Old-Time Cattle Range

Philip Ashton Rollins

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ISBN : 9780826304933
Paperback
402 pages
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The American cowboy has long been a popular figure in fiction, motion pictures, and studies of the West, but over the years inaccuracies have crept in, distorting the image of the real cowboy. Philip Ashton Rollins, in The Cowboy, sets out to provideMoreThe American cowboy has long been a popular figure in fiction, motion pictures, and studies of the West, but over the years inaccuracies have crept in, distorting the image of the real cowboy. Philip Ashton Rollins, in The Cowboy, sets out to provide a complete, accurate handbook on the everyday life of the cowboy - trailing, herding, branding, round-up, and horsebreaking. He also discusses tools of the trade, including types of saddles, bits, riatas, boots, and spurs. Most vivid is his presentation of the cowboys personality, code, mores, and amusements. This new paperback edition, a reprint of the enlarged (1936) edition, contains revisions to the text of the first edition, a new chapter on riding buckers, thirty-one illustrations, and an index. In a new foreword, Richard W. Slatta discusses Rollins life and compares modern histories of the cowboy with Rollinss classic volume.