Woe to the cowboys. Cowboy boots and toadstools.
I continue a series of articles on how to figure out and dress correctly in a cowboy style, while not getting caught in the pseudo-cowboy fashion hook. This time the…

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The story of Joaquin Murieta
The story of Joaquin Murieta and his fellow criminals began, later glorified as heroes of resistance to American expansion. Arrows of the Wild West. Sheriffs, bandits, cowboys, gunfighters California gangster.…

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Europeans were still more attracted by Indians
Cowboy did become a frequent hero of tabloid novels and large-circulation newspapers in the 1870–80s, but, as Lonn Taylor convincingly showed, his image, although heroic, was not uniform. In the…

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fables were born

Cowboy – President

Cinema has become the fault of another stable stereotype – “all cowboys are white.” After the abolition of slavery in the US in 1865, a large number of blacks turned into shepherds – according to some sources, this is the third part of all cowboys. Another third were Mexicans and Indians. Colored in dexterity is not inferior to the descendants of Europeans, for example, a black cowboy John Uaru did not know his equal in taming the mustangs. Continue reading

Hackers of the Wild West

Dashing guys who fired from the Colts to the right and left, drunk to pieces and arranging a riot in the saloons – such a screen image of a cowboy instilled in us from childhood. But the real picture looks different. The farm laborers of the Wild West Cowboys (“cow” – cow and “boy” – boy) are modest prairie workers – farm laborers from large American cattle producers. Their history dates back to the mid-1860s, when fighting between the North and the South ceased. Continue reading

Mastering the Wild West

An advertisement with a cowboy smoking a cigarette with a filter and claiming that the cigarette filter does not affect the taste of tobacco was presented to the clients. This slogan: “The filter does not stand between you and the taste” was placed on the posters of advertising. And it won over all. Advertising reminded of the real heroes of America – brutal guys, embodying the true American spirit, who were ready to smoke Marlboro cigarettes. And why are we worse? In just one year, Marlboro sales grew so much that they ranked fourth in the tobacco sales rating. Continue reading

The guy from the Marlboro commercial.
The present re-invention of the tradition of the West as a mass phenomenon that captured American politics is the product of the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan eras. And of…

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Arrows of the Wild West
A senseless, brutal attack shocked America. The newspaper men attacked the Pinkerton, calling them child killers, monsters in the guise of a man, attacking defenseless women. Allan Pinkerton dodged, as…

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Not a single chance!
Another myth was fighters who shot at the same time from two revolvers, never missing their victims. To begin with, even wearing two revolvers, each four pounds in weight, was…

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Wild West
Obviously, many of the white characters in the original Wild West epos were, in a certain sense, outcasts or refugees from “civilization”, but the main thing in their position was,…

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