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Violent Land

Single Men and Social Disorder from the Frontier to the Inner City

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674278714

Publication Date: 02/11/1998

Short

372 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

21 halftones, 18 line illustrations

World

  • Introduction: The Historical Pattern
  • 1. Biological and Demographic Roots
  • 2. Cultural and Social Roots
  • 3. The Geography of Gender
  • 4. The Altar of the Golden Calf
  • 5. The Cowboy Subculture
  • 6. The Ecology of Frontier Violence
  • 7. Women and Families
  • 8. Chinatown
  • 9. The Floating Army
  • 10. Marriage Boom, Urban Bust
  • 11. Ghetto Violence
  • 12. The Crack Era
  • Conclusion: Life in the New Frontier Society
  • Bibliographic Note
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

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