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The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Christine Bold


“The Frontier Club” is Christine Bold’s name for the network of eastern aristocrats who created the western as we now most commonly know it. At the turn of the twentieth century, they yoked this most popular formula to their own elite causes—from big-game hunting to conservation, immigration restriction to Jim Crow segregation—and aligned themselves with cattle kings and “quality” publishers. This book tells the story of that cultural sleight-of-hand. It delves into institutional archives and personal papers to excavate the hidden social, political, and financial interests in the making of the ... More

Keywords: popular westerns, gentlemen’s clubs, Owen Wister, Theodore Roosevelt, George Bird Grinnell, Silas Weir Mitchell, Henry Cabot Lodge, Madison Grant, Caspar Whitney, Winthrop Chanler, Frederic Remington

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199731794
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Bold, author
University of Guelph