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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Lincoln War
When in August 1877 they again collided in one of the saloons, Cahill behaved as usual. Quite a bit of a grin, he called Billy bad words, to which he…

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The new cowboy tradition
The new cowboy tradition made its way into the big world in two directions: Western films and heavily undervalued Western novels, which for many foreigners were the same as detectives…

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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

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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Typical cowboy in caps
As a sheriff, a man with a rhino skin, bulletproof head, able to see everything around him, run faster than a horse, not afraid of anything and neither in Hades…

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Blacks in the Wild West
I recently had the opportunity to participate in one interesting discussion on Facebook on the page of a famous film critic. One of my friends complained about the dominance of…

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The Jesse Myth
At the end of the war, Edwards chose not to give up the Yankees and fled to Mexico, from where he returned only after the passions had subsided. Having become…

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