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Author Reddin, Paul.

Title Wild West shows / Paul Reddin.

Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1999.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.8409 R246w    ---  Available
Description xvi, 312 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-300) and index.
Contents "The raw material of America" : George Catlin and the beginnings of wild west shows -- "Trembling excitements and fears" : Catlin and the show abroad -- "The gladiatorial contest revived" : Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in the United States, 1883-87 -- "To esteem us better" : Buffalo Bill Cody before international audiences, 1887-93 -- "Resplendent realism of glorious war" and decline : Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show after the Columbian Exposition -- "An empire within itself" : the 101 Ranch and its wild west show -- "Rugged virtue in the saddle" : Tom Mix from wild west shows to movies and back again.
Subject Wild west shows -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0252024648 (cloth : alk. paper)
0252067878 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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