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Keep the Stock Law Off of Us: Defending the Open Range

Adrienne Monteith Petty

in Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938520
eISBN:
9780199367764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938520.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores large landowners’ efforts to close the range, arguing that the swampy terrain of their area made the creation of enclosed pastures impractical. For a time, large landowners’ ... More


Atlantic Networks and Local Frontiers

Andrew Sluyter

in Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter outlines the Atlantic actor-network approach which aims to contribute to the collective effort to understanding more thoroughly the processes that connected places in Africa, Europe, and ... More


Domesticating the Ozarks

Brooks Blevins

in A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041914
eISBN:
9780252050602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041914.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 4 analyzes the taming or domesticating of the wilderness Ozarks by Anglo-American pioneers in the decades before the Civil War. This chapter discusses the effects of human habitation on the ... 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


Intensifying Production

Erin Stewart Mauldin

in Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865177
eISBN:
9780190865207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865177.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Wartime damage intensified cotton production among small farmers. The disappearance of livestock, the increase in rates of animal diseases, and the lack of fencing materials meant that more farmers ... More


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