The modern cowboy

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Western life volume no. 7
University of North Texas Press,
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2nd ed.
"The American cowboy is a mythical character who refuses to die," says author John R. Erickson. On the one hand he is a common man: a laborer, a hired hand who works for wages. Yet in his lonely struggle against nature and animal cunning, he becomes larger than life. Who is this cowboy? Where did he come from and where is he today? Erickson addresses these questions based on firsthand observation and experience in Texas and Oklahoma. And in the process of describing and defining the modern working cowboy--his work, his tools and equipment, his horse, his roping technique, his style of dress, his relationships with his wife and his employer--Erickson gives a thorough description of modern ranching, the economic milieu in which the cowboy operates. The first edition of this book was published in 1981. For this second edition Erickson has thoroughly revised and expanded the book to discuss recent developments in cowboy culture, making The Modern Cowboy the most up-to-date source on cowboy and ranch life today.
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Cowboys -- West (U.S.)
Cowboys -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works
Electronic books
HISTORY -- State & Local
Manners and customs
Pictorial works
Ranch life
Ranch life -- West (U.S.)
United States, West
West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs
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Ranch life
Social life and customs
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