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The Resource The great cowboy strike : bullets, ballots & class conflicts in the American West, Mark Lause

The great cowboy strike : bullets, ballots & class conflicts in the American West, Mark Lause

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The great cowboy strike : bullets, ballots & class conflicts in the American West
Title
The great cowboy strike
Title remainder
bullets, ballots & class conflicts in the American West
Statement of responsibility
Mark Lause
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the pantheon of American icons, the cowboy embodies the traits of 'rugged individualism', independent, solitary, and stoical. In reality, cowboys were grossly exploited and underpaid seasonal workers, who responded to the abuses of their employers in a series of militant strikes. Their resistance arose from the rise and demise of a "beef bonanza" that attracted international capital. Business interests approached the market with the expectation that it would have the same freedom to brutally impose its will as it had exercised on native peoples and the recently emancipated African Americans. These assumptions contributed to a series of bitter and violent 'range wars', which broke out from Texas to Montana and framed the appearance of labor conflicts in the region. These social tensions stirred a series of political insurgencies that became virtually endemic to the American West of the Gilded Age. Mark A. Lause explores the relationship between these neglected labor conflicts, the 'range wars', and the third-party movements."--Page [4] of cover
Summary
Although later made an icon of “rugged individualism,” the American cowboy was a grossly exploited and underpaid seasonal worker, who waged a series of militant strikes in the generally isolated and neglected corners of the Old West. Mark Lause examines those neglected labour conflicts, couching them in the context of the bitter and violent “range wars” that broke out periodically across the region
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10612694
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
bullets, ballots & class conflicts in the American West
Label
The great cowboy strike : bullets, ballots & class conflicts in the American West, Mark Lause
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • The West beyond Kansas: murders and range wars--Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, and Wyoming
  • Wizardly, empire, and the final subjugation of the West
  • How the West was made
  • Mysteries of the heartland: the emergence of the post-war western radicalism
  • The wrong side of the tracks: the dangerous classes of the new American west
  • The panhandle strike of 1883: an appropriately rough interrogation of the sources
  • The cowboy strike wave, 1884-6: worker persistence, employer responses, and the political implications
  • Destinies of the industrial brotherhood: a high-water mark of Western worker militancy, 1886
  • The destiny of the farmers' alliance: the implosions of the cattle trade, the Union Labor party, and the national election fiasco of 1888
  • From Coffeyville to Woodsdale: Kansas variations on the uses of political violence
Control code
969542899
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781786631961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
System control number
(OCoLC)969542899
Label
The great cowboy strike : bullets, ballots & class conflicts in the American West, Mark Lause
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • The West beyond Kansas: murders and range wars--Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, and Wyoming
  • Wizardly, empire, and the final subjugation of the West
  • How the West was made
  • Mysteries of the heartland: the emergence of the post-war western radicalism
  • The wrong side of the tracks: the dangerous classes of the new American west
  • The panhandle strike of 1883: an appropriately rough interrogation of the sources
  • The cowboy strike wave, 1884-6: worker persistence, employer responses, and the political implications
  • Destinies of the industrial brotherhood: a high-water mark of Western worker militancy, 1886
  • The destiny of the farmers' alliance: the implosions of the cattle trade, the Union Labor party, and the national election fiasco of 1888
  • From Coffeyville to Woodsdale: Kansas variations on the uses of political violence
Control code
969542899
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781786631961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
System control number
(OCoLC)969542899

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