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Black Cowboys in the American West

May/June 2017 California Bountiful magazine





Seeking opportunity and freedom in the 19th century, African-American men and women came west. They worked as drovers, wranglers, ropers, foremen, cooks and entertainers. Black Cowboys in the American West, edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Michael N. Searles, examines their lives, diverse experiences, untold stories and lasting contributions from the years before the Civil War through the turn of the 20th century. Paperback from University of Oklahoma Press. $24.95.


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