Tort Law (International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory #2) (Hardcover)

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By Ernest Weinrib (Editor)
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Winner of the 2010 T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award
Cowboys are an American legend, but despite their ubiquity in history and popular culture, misperceptions abound. Jacqueline M. Moore 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 ideas of the business-minded cattlemen, who largely absorbed middle-class masculine ideals of restraint. Moore explores how, in contrast to the mythic image, from the late 1870s on, as the Texas frontier became more settled and the open range disappeared, the real cowboys faced increasing demands from the people around them to rein in the very traits that Americans considered the most masculine.
Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780814792438
ISBN-10: 081479243X
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 1991
Pages: 564
Language: English
Series: International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory