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Slatta, Richard W. 1947-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 124 publications in 2 languages and 10,064 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Cross-cultural studies  Bibliography  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Richard W Slatta
Simón Bolívar's quest for glory by Richard W Slatta( )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Simon Bolivar, one of the most influential and enigmatic figures in Latin American history, focusing on his extensive military career
The cowboy encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically arranged, this book highlights the people, places, historical events, and cultural imagery surrounding the cowboys of both North and South America
The mythical West : an encyclopedia of legend, lore, and popular culture by Richard W Slatta( )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at how major western figures, events, and places are depicted in folklore, legends, art, literature, and popular culture
Cowboys of the Americas by Richard W Slatta( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comparative study of the social history and mythology of cowboy culture right across the Western Hemisphere, from Patagonia to the Tukon, including the unique cowboys of the Hawaiin cattle industry. Slatta argues that Spanish influence, neglected in most accepted historiography, is primary in all open-range cattle frontiers of North and South America. His focus is on people, working ranch hands, and how they lived their lives, quoting frequently from first-hand descriptions of cowboy and ranch life
Comparing cowboys and frontiers by Richard W Slatta( )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We visit saloons and pulperias as well as plains and pampas, and Slatta expertly compares clothing, weather, terrain, diets, alcoholic beverages, card games, and military tactics. From primary records we learn how Europeans, Native Americans, and African Americans became the ranch hands, cowmen, and buckaroos of the Americas, and why their dependence on the ranch cattle industry kept them bachelors and landless peons
Cowboy : the illustrated history by Richard W Slatta( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs offer a pictorial account of cowboy life
Gauchos and the vanishing frontier by Richard W Slatta( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although as much romanticized as the American cowboy, the Argentine gaucho lived a persecuted, marginal existence, beleaguered by mandatory passports, vagrancy laws, and forced military service. The story of this nineteenth-century migratory ranch hand is told in vivid detail by Richard W. Slatta, a professor of history at North Carolina State University at Raleigh and the author of Cowboys of the Americas (1990).--Publisher description
Latin America and the Caribbean : a critical guide to research sources( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: Thomas L. Welch, in Revista Interamericana de Bibliografia, vol. 42, no. 2 (1992); p. 285-286; G. Magassy Dorn, in HAHR, 74, 3 (august 1994); p. 495-496
Bandidos : the varieties of Latin American banditry( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gaucho and rural life in nineteenth-century Buenos Aires Province, Argentina by Richard W Slatta( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy Encyclopedia, The by Richard W Slatta( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers information on the people, places, events, equipment, terminology, and culture of cowboys from North and South America
National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration by Richard W Slatta( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing Cowboys and Frontiers : New Perspectives on the History of the Americas by Richard W Slatta( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays that offers a "how-to" guide to comparative frontier research in the Americas. The popular Old West Cowboy is joined by the gaucho, llanero, vaquero, and charro as Slatta compares and contrasts their work techniques, forms of entertainment, equipment, diets, lingo, and vices
Bolívar's quest for glory by Richard W Slatta( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ride 'em cowboy by Richard W Slatta( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocabulario vaquero = cowboy talk : a dictionary of Spanish terms from the American west by Robert N Smead( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and death on the great trail drives by Richard W Slatta( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cowboy : an unconventional history of civilization on the old-time cattle range by Philip Ashton Rollins( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of a 1936 text that provides factual information about cowboys, discussing their everyday activities, the tools they use, and the code they live by
Cowboys and showmen : constructing a vision of the wild West( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presentations on Wild West shows and early rodeo at the 2003 Western History Association conference
Regulators of the old West by Richard W Slatta( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Richard Slatta écrivain américain

Richard W. Slatta Amerikaans schrijver

Languages
English (111)

Spanish (7)

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The cowboy encyclopediaThe mythical West : an encyclopedia of legend, lore, and popular cultureCowboys of the AmericasComparing cowboys and frontiersCowboy : the illustrated historyGauchos and the vanishing frontierLatin America and the Caribbean : a critical guide to research sourcesBandidos : the varieties of Latin American banditry