Cowboys, Gentlemen, and Cattle Thieves: Ranching on the Western Frontier by Warren M. ElofsonCowboys, Gentlemen, and Cattle Thieves: Ranching on the Western Frontier by Warren M. Elofson

Cowboys, Gentlemen, and Cattle Thieves: Ranching on the Western Frontier

byWarren M. Elofson

Paperback | January 3, 2007

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A new look at the old West. Prostitution, gunfights, barroom brawls, and cattle rustling - prevailing images from the American old West - have typically been absent from histories of a gentler Canadian frontier. In Cowboys, Gentlemen, and Cattle Thieves Warren Elofson argues that the Canadian frontier was less restrained, law-abiding, and insulated from death and violence than has been believed. An Alberta rancher himself, Elofson helps us feel the dust, sweat, cold, and danger of round-ups as well as the disheartening after-effects of stampedes. He describes the massive losses incurred when herds were subjected to winter storms, wolves, prairie fires, disease, and rustlers and provides vivid illustrations of the dangers of ordinary life for both cowboy and settler. Cowboys, Gentlemen, and Cattle Thieves argues that the greatest influence on ranchers and settlers was the need to deal with the frontier environment and shows that adoption of intensive agricultural practices helped them carve out a permanent place in rural western Canada."
Warren M. Elofson is professor of history, University of Calgary. He has farmed and ranched in Alberta all his life and is the author of The Rockingham Connection and The Second Founding of the Whig Party.
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Title:Cowboys, Gentlemen, and Cattle Thieves: Ranching on the Western FrontierFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.57 inPublished:January 3, 2007Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773532528

ISBN - 13:9780773532526

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