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The Day the Cowboys Quit

Texas Tradition Series, Book 7 · Texas Tradition

by Elmer Kelton

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The time is 1883,the place is the Texas Panhandle. Cowboys refuse to be stigmatized as drinkers and exploited by the wealthy cattle owners who don't pay liveable wages. Those very same ranchers want to take away the cowboys' right to own cattle because this ownership, the ranchers believe, would lead to thieving. So, in 1883, the dictum is set: If you're a cowboy, you can't own a cow. When rumors of such legislation travel from wagon to wagon, the cowboys decided to rally and fight for their rights—they gather together and strike.

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Publication Details

Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Imprint:
Forge Books
Edition:
1
Publication Date:
2008
Series:
Texas Tradition

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Elmer Kelton (Author)

Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men's Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree f...

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