The imagery of frontier violence is pervasive in the American consciousness. From the dime novels of the 1800s to classic western films and TV shows of the 1930s to the present, the cowboy as symbol of the American west is encountered at every turn. The fact the most cowhands were toothless, semiliterate, foul-smelling men who were almost lame and were riddled with health issues such as chronic urinary disorders (from a life in the saddle and sexually-transmitted diseases) is, however, not as cinematic. Also, it is not popularly ...

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