Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier

ISBN-10: 0803292155

ISBN-13: 9780803292154

Edition: 1983 (Reprint)

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Description: Although as much romanticized as the American cowboy, the Argentine gaucho lived a persecuted, marginal existence, beleaguered by mandatory passports, vagrancy laws, and forced military service. The story of this nineteenth-century migratory ranch hand is told in vivid detail by Richard W. Slatta, a professor of history at North Carolina State University at Raleigh and the author ofCowboys of the Americas(1990).

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 9/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 273
Size: 5.55" wide x 8.51" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Who Was the Gaucho?
The Pampa and Frontier Abundance
Gaucho to Peon: Changing Ranch Labor
Women and Family Life
Material Culture: Housing, Clothing, Food, Recreation
Latifundia and the Ranching Elite
Estanciero versus Gaucho: Legal Restrictions
Forced Military Service
Sheep, Fences, and Farming
Immigration and Xenophobia
Man to Myth: Literary and Symbolic Images
Population Growth, Buenos Aires Province, 1778-1914
Livestock and Wheat Production, Buenos Aires Province and Argentina, 1866-1914
Changing Composition of Argentine Exports, 1822-1919
Notes
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index
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