Cowboys After the Civil War

Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about how cowboys became a symbol for a newly reunited America during the Reconstruction Era. Using… read more

Cowboys After the Civil War Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about how cowboys became a symbol for a newly reunited America during the Reconstruction Era. Using examples of Jesse James and Buffalo Bill, Professor Richardson explained how cowboy individualism was viewed as the counterbalance to the Reconstruction Era dominance of the Republican government. Professor Richardson also said that Cowboys' lasting symbolism for American culture far outweighed their actual numbers. close

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Program ID:
322562-4
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Burlington, Vermont, United States
First Aired:
Jan 31, 2015 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 21, 2015 | 12:57pm EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jan 31, 2015 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 31, 2015 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 15, 2015 | 8:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2015 | 12:58am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2015 | 12:57pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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