Barbed wire : the fence that changed the West / Joanne S. Liu

Author(s): Liu, Joanne S., 1971-
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Subjects: Barbed wire--Social aspects--West (U.S.)--History
Barbed wire--Political aspects--West (U.S.)--History
Wire fencing--West (U.S.)--History
Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)
Ranch life--West (U.S.)--History
Social conflict--West (U.S.)--History
West (U.S.)--History
West (U.S.)--Social conditions
West (U.S.)--Race relations
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub. Co., 2009
LC Classification: T, TS
Physical Description: viii, 141 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2009032922
ISBN: 9780878425570 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0878425578 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Acknowledgments -- Wide open range -- In the wake of war -- Land up for grabs -- Sticks and stones -- A twist of the wire -- Light as air, stronger than whiskey, cheap as dirt -- The devil's rope -- The fence cutting wars -- Moonshine wire -- Full steam ahead -- The big die-up -- Cattlemen settle down -- Native lands corralled -- Fencing free-for-all -- The new face of the West -- Appendix A: Sites of interest -- Appendix B: Resources for collectors -- Chronology -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
OCLC Number: 377702637
ISBN/ISSN: 9780878425570