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The Resource Cattle kingdom : the hidden history of the cowboy West, Christopher Knowlton

Cattle kingdom : the hidden history of the cowboy West, Christopher Knowlton

Label
Cattle kingdom : the hidden history of the cowboy West
Title
Cattle kingdom
Title remainder
the hidden history of the cowboy West
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Knowlton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made. The open-range cattle era lasted barely a quarter century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades following the Civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention of the assembly line, and the dawn of the conservation movement. It inspired legends, such as that icon of rugged individualism, the cowboy. Yet this extraordinary time and its import have remained unexamined for decades. Cattle Kingdom reveals the truth of how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today. The tale takes us from dust-choked cattle drives to the unlikely splendors of boomtowns like Abilene, Kansas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We venture from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakota Badlands to the Chicago stockyards. We meet a diverse array of players--from the expert cowboy Teddy Blue to the failed rancher and future president Teddy Roosevelt. Knowlton shows us how they and others like them could achieve so many outsized feats: killing millions of bison in a decade, building the first opera house on the open range, driving cattle by the thousands, and much more. Cattle Kingdom is a revelatory new view of the Old West."--Jacket
  • Describes the truth of how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today
Summary
The California Gold Rush started in 1848, but the 1870s saw an even more impressive path to riches -- raising beef to feed the appetites of the East Coast cities. In Cattle Kingdom, business journalist and investment manager Christopher Knowlton paints the financial landscape of cattle ranching enterprises, creating a complex picture of the 19th-century West while bringing to life some of its more colorful characters. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
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10561805
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Knowlton, Christopher
Dewey number
978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F596
LC item number
.K58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Ranch life
  • Cattle trade
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the hidden history of the cowboy West
Label
Cattle kingdom : the hidden history of the cowboy West, Christopher Knowlton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Birth of a boom. The demise of the bison ; Cattle for cash ; Birth of the cattle town ; Cattle-town high jinks ; Lighting the fuse ; Cowboy aristocrats -- Part two: Cowboys and cattle kings. From stockyard to steakhouse ; The rise of Cheyenne ; Barbed wire : the devil's rope ; Frewen's castle ; The nature crusader -- Part three: The boom busts. Teddy Blue and the necktie socials ; Mortal ruin ; Poker on joint-stock principles ; The big die-up ; The fall of Cheyenne -- Part four: Nails in the coffin. The rustler problem ; Nate Champion and the Johnson County War ; The cowboy president ; The closing of the range ; Failed second acts ; Myths of the Old West -- Afterword: "Unhorsed for good."
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544369962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953709949
  • (OCoLC)ocn953709949
  • 542584
Label
Cattle kingdom : the hidden history of the cowboy West, Christopher Knowlton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Birth of a boom. The demise of the bison ; Cattle for cash ; Birth of the cattle town ; Cattle-town high jinks ; Lighting the fuse ; Cowboy aristocrats -- Part two: Cowboys and cattle kings. From stockyard to steakhouse ; The rise of Cheyenne ; Barbed wire : the devil's rope ; Frewen's castle ; The nature crusader -- Part three: The boom busts. Teddy Blue and the necktie socials ; Mortal ruin ; Poker on joint-stock principles ; The big die-up ; The fall of Cheyenne -- Part four: Nails in the coffin. The rustler problem ; Nate Champion and the Johnson County War ; The cowboy president ; The closing of the range ; Failed second acts ; Myths of the Old West -- Afterword: "Unhorsed for good."
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544369962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953709949
  • (OCoLC)ocn953709949
  • 542584

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