Cow Boys And Cattle Men: "class And Masculinities On The Texas Frontier, 1865-1900" by Jacqueline M. MooreCow Boys And Cattle Men: "class And Masculinities On The Texas Frontier, 1865-1900" by Jacqueline M. Moore

Cow Boys And Cattle Men: "class And Masculinities On The Texas Frontier, 1865-1900"

byJacqueline M. Moore

Paperback | November 1, 2011

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Winner of the 2010 T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award

Cowboys are an American legend, but despite their ubiquity in history and popular culture, misperceptions abound. Jacqueline M. Moore casts aside romantic and one-dimensional images of cowboys by analyzing the class, gender, and labor histories of ranching in Texas during the second half of the nineteenth century.

As working-class men, cowboys showed their masculinity through their skills at work as well as public displays in town. But what cowboys thought was manly behavior did not always match those ideas of the business-minded cattlemen, who largely absorbed middle-class masculine ideals of restraint. Moore explores how, in contrast to the mythic image, from the late 1870s on, as the Texas frontier became more settled and the open range disappeared, the real cowboys faced increasing demands from the people around them to rein in the very traits that Americans considered the most masculine.

Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.
Title:Cow Boys And Cattle Men: "class And Masculinities On The Texas Frontier, 1865-1900"Format:PaperbackDimensions:281 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814763413

ISBN - 13:9780814763414

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"Moore takes on an old topic, cowboys and cattlemen in Texas, but she adds new insights from masculinity studies to her subject. The result is an insightful probing of ethnic, class, and gender relations on the Texas ranching frontier during the last decades of the nineteenth century."
 
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