Publication: The University of Minnesota Press, 1929, Minneapolis
First edition. 8vo. Cloth, pictorial front and rear endpapers, x , 283 pp., preface, illustrated, 5 maps, bibliography, index. "Significant study into the expansion of the range cattle industry into the northern plains, from the late sixties to the early nineties."---Wright Howes. "Still perhaps the most important piece of scholarship on the range cattle industry. Osgood was the first historian to set forth the classic thesis on the industry; its beginnings in Texas, expansion north through the cattle drives, the cattle boom of the 1880s, and finally "disaster and transition." The book gives an excellent overview of the industry up to 1900."---Bill Reese. Laid-in are two articles published in 1939 dealing with the cattle industry. A fine, bright copy in price-clipped dust jacket. An exceptional copy especially so with the elusive dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 47850