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Cow Boys and Cattle Men: Class and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865-1900

Jacqueline M. Moore


Cowboys are an American legend, but despite ubiquity in history and popular culture, misperceptions abound. Technically, a cowboy worked with cattle, as a ranch hand, while his boss, the cattleman, owned the ranch. This book 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 id ... More

Keywords: cowboys, cattleman, ranch hand, Texas, working-class men, masculinity, Texas frontier

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814757390
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814757390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline M. Moore, author

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