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The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier

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The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier - Anderson, Terry L, and Hill, Peter J
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Mention of the American West usually evokes images of rough and tumble cowboys, ranchers, and outlaws. In contrast, The Not So Wild, Wild West casts America's frontier history in a new framework that emphasizes the creation of institutions, both formal and informal, that facilitated cooperation rather than conflict. Rather than describing the frontier as a place where heroes met villains, this book argues that everyday people helped carve out legal institutions that tamed the West. The authors emphasize that ownership ...

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The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier 2004, Stanford Economics and Finance, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804748544

Hardcover