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Women in the Frontier Club

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Three considers ways in which this quintessentially masculine genre is a woman’s story. It identifies the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and female mentors of frontier clubmen without ... More


The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Christine Bold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

“The Frontier Club” is Christine Bold’s name for the network of eastern aristocrats who created the western as we now most commonly know it. At the turn of the twentieth century, they yoked this most ... More


Lines of Time, Sight, and Capital: Train Journeys

Mark Storey

in Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A Geography of Gilded Age American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199893188
eISBN:
9780199332793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199893188.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines some of the frequent representations of train journeys found across a variety of rural fictions. Indicative of the deeper incursions of urban capitalism into the American ... More


A Government of Men and Not of Laws: Lynch Mobs

Mark Storey

in Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A Geography of Gilded Age American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199893188
eISBN:
9780199332793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199893188.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter considers one of the most provocative and controversial forms of popular justice in the postbellum period. Through numerous examples of how lynchings were depicted in the fiction of the ... More


Boone and Crockett Writers

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter One traces how the dominant western formula emerged from the Boone and Crockett Club. It introduces eight key members, emphasizing the entwinement of hunting and writing in their lives. In ... More


Cowboys and Publishers

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Two argues that the frontier club western served as the hinge between open-range ranching and “quality” publishing—industries which were locked in parallel marketplace battles, shared ... More


Jim Crow and the Western

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Four explores the processes by which Black Westerners were displaced by, and even on occasion transformed into, white heroes in frontier clubmen’s writings. The first case concerns Wister’s ... More


Immigrants and Indians

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Five explores the federal regulation of U.S. citizenship which culminated in the National Origins Act and the Indian Citizenship Act, both passed in 1924. Frontier clubmen contributed to the ... More


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