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Black Cowboys

Andrea Robbins & Max Becher

978-84-16248-54-4

160

Size: 29x25 cm

Cover: Hardcover

Language: Spanish/English

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35,00 €

The cowboy, one of America’s most enduring cultural icons, has become identified with the white gunslinger in the popular imagination, but at the height of the cattle ranching period in the 19th century over one third of cowboys were African American. Black cowboy culture is still thriving and widespread, but is little known to the general public and essentially unheard of outside the United States. This marginalization was primarily the result of both official and unofficial segregation in competitive rodeos as well as Hollywood’s commercially-driven exclusion of black cowboys from western genre films and television. This hidden history calls for a reconsideration of cowboy iconography.

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