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Barbed Wire

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ISBN-10: 0878425578

ISBN-13: 9780878425570

Edition: 2009

Authors: Joanne Liu

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Before the mid-1800s, much of the American West was a vast expanse of open plains. Native tribes followed buffalo herds unimpeded for hundreds of miles, cowboys ran cattle wherever water and grass led them, and the cattleman's Law of the Open Range ruled. All this changed when settlers pouring into the West under the Homestead Act of 1862 brought with them the Eastern farmer's concept of fencing in farms. With the invention and mass production of barbed wire in the 1970s, it soon became possible for homesteaders to fence off millions of acres of what was once open range. But barbed wire threatened the livelihood of the cattlemen who depended on unfenced grasslands, and a clash of cultures…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Wide Open Rangep. 1
In the Wake of Warp. 10
Land Up for Grabsp. 18
Sticks and Stonesp. 26
A Twist of the Wirep. 34
Light as Air, Stronger than Whiskey, Cheap as Dirtp. 44
The Devil's Ropep. 51
The Fence Cutting Warsp. 55
Moonshine Wirep. 62
Full Steam Aheadp. 72
The Big Die-Upp. 79
Cattlemen Settle Downp. 84
Native Lands Corralledp. 92
Fencing Free-For-Allp. 99
The New Face of the Westp. 107
Sites of Interestp. 115
Resources for Collectorsp. 117
Chronologyp. 119
Glossaryp. 124
Bibliographyp. 127
Indexp. 136
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