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Author Bennett, Lyn Ellen, author.

Title The perfect fence : untangling the meanings of barbed wire / Lyn Ellen Bennett and Scott Abbott ; foreword by Sterling Evans.

Publication Info. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2017]

Item Status

Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 272 pages).
Series Connecting the greater west series
Connecting the greater west series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Constructing the meaning of barbed wire in late nineteenth-century America -- "Infernal machines": debating the meaning of barbed wire fences in the media -- "Secure and safe alike": legislative challenges and inventive responses -- "The perfect fence": selling barbed wire -- The barbed wire motif in literature -- "Don't fence me in": barbed wire in the western -- "Intimate fences": barbed wire in the New West -- "The thorny fence": reifying the religious metaphor -- "I helped him build his own fences": cutting the wire, cutting the lies.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1860-1890.
Wire fencing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Barbed wire -- History -- 19th century.
Metaphor in literature.
American fiction -- 19th century -- Themes, motives.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Abbott, Scott H., author.
Other Form: Print version: Bennett, Lyn Ellen. Perfect fence. First edition. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2017] 9781623495824 (DLC) 2017013967
ISBN 9781623495831 (electronic book)
1623495830 (electronic book)
Sudoc No. Z TA475.8 B439pe