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By all accounts; general stores and community life in Texas and Indian Territory.


By all accounts; general stores and community life in Texas and Indian Territory.

English, Linda.

U. of Oklahoma Press


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Race and culture in the American West; v.6


Examining the transaction ledgers and daybooks of general stores in late-19th-century Texas and neighboring Indian Territory, English (history, U. of Texas--Pan American), explores what they reveal about the lived experiences of the rural communities of the region. Patterns of consumerism and consumption naturally loom large in the discussion, but the records also reveal much about how race, gender, class, and ethnic distinctions were determined and reinforced through transactions at the general stores. Methodologically drawing on the New Social History and the New Western History, English analyzes what general store transactions reveal about struggles over power and hierarchy, while also drawing on material culture studies to examine the social and cultural implications of relationships between goods and people.

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Title Annotation:Race and Culture in the American West, vol. 6
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Apr 1, 2013
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