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Reinventing the Rustic Life

Robert Wuthnow

in Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how rustic life was reinvented in the Middle West. In middle America, hicks, hillbillies, and hayseeds drove down the cultural barometer. They spoke in a nasal dialect and ... More


“The Latest Fad of These Silly Days”: Buffalo Bill in Darkest London

Monica Rico

in Nature's Noblemen: Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136067
eISBN:
9780300196252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136067.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the running of his Wild West show at Earls' Court in 1882. In 1887, when Cody brought the Wild West show across the Atlantic for the first ... More


“A First-Class Attraction on Any Stage”: Dramatizing the Ghost Dance and the Massacre at Wounded Knee

Amanda Frisken

in Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042980
eISBN:
9780252051838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042980.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the 1890 Ghost Dance, a nonviolent religious practice among the Lakota Sioux. In covering the Ghost Dance, daily newspaper editors Joseph Pulitzer (the New York World) and ... More


Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and English Identity

Kate Flint

in The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203188
eISBN:
9780691210254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203188.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the image of the Indian put across by William Cody in his Wild West Show. The ethos and implications of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show have recently received a good deal of ... More


Mythic Frontiers: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting with Cultural Heritage Tourism

Daniel R. Maher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062532
eISBN:
9780813051185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062532.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Mythic Frontiers examines how what we call the American frontier functions as a narrative for silencing the violent, oppressive, colonizing forces of manifest destiny by othering those who stood in ... More


LIBBY LARSEN (b. 1950)Songs From Letters: Calamity Jane to Her Daughter Janey, 1880–1902 (1989): Text adapted by the composer from Calamity Jane’s letters

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0045
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter studies Libby Larsen’s work. It shows that her forthright, accessible style is flexible enough to allow for a sensitive response to words, and a close identification with the subject ... More


Epilogue: The Cowboy Becomes Myth

Jacqueline M. Moore

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757390
eISBN:
9780814759844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757390.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter briefly traces the evolution of the historical cowboy to the mythic hero through dime novels, literature, art, and film. Even during a time when cowboys were already seen as ... More


Poor Lo

Shane Lief and John McCusker

in Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496825896
eISBN:
9781496825933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825896.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

While based on local families expressing their blended Native and African legacies, the development of the Mardi Gras Indian cultural system was also shaped by the stereotyped notion of the “American ... More


Spaghetti Westerns and the ‘Afterlife’ of a Hollywood Genre

Pete Falconer

in Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695454
eISBN:
9781474421942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695454.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how Western movies (and their attendant themes and tropes) have functioned since the genre ceased to be a major part of mainstream American cinema, and how these changed generic ... More


Lost in the Blue Eyes of the North: El Libro Vaquero Envisions the U.S. Side of the Border

Bruce Campbell

in ¡Viva La Historieta!: Mexican Comics, NAFTA, and the Politics of Globalization

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731262
eISBN:
9781621030706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731262.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines El Libro Vaquero, a profit-driven, formulaic treatment of the American “Wild West,” pitting broad-chested, square-jawed gunslingers and buxom women against corrupt and menacing ... More


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