North American Cattle-ranching Frontiers: Origins, Diffusion, and Differentiation
Cattle ranching in the Old World and New is reinterpreted in this pathbreaking study that both recasts the history of a well-known topic and is also truly original. Jordan begins by tracing how different cattle-raising cultures in Spain, the British Isles, and North Africa helped shape varieties of ranching in the New World. He then delineates the American adaptations of ranching beginning with European expansion into the Caribbean and then considers continued evolution in Mexico, the American South, and the West. By 1850, three distinct ranching cultures existed - Midwestern, Californian, and Texan. Jordan argues that over the next fifty years the Midwestern system triumphed over its two rivals throughout the West. In particular, the role of Texas is depicted as less important than previously thought.
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THE NATURE OF CATTLE RANCHING
ATLANTIC FRINGE SOURCE REGIONS
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