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The Resource The Cow-hunter, Charles Hudson

The Cow-hunter, Charles Hudson

Label
The Cow-hunter
Title
The Cow-hunter
Statement of responsibility
Charles Hudson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vividly set in the rich pluralistic culture and primeval landscape of colonial South Carolina, this historical novel brings to life, and back into our memory, the birth of free-range cattle herding that would later come to be associated exclusively with the American West. Drawing on his accomplished career as a leading scholar of the anthropology and history of the early South, Charles Hudson weaves a compelling tale of adventure and love in the colorful tapestry of Charles Town taverns, backcountry trails, pinewoods cattle ranges, hidden villages of remnant native peoples, river highways, rice plantations, and more. Hudson's narrative revolves around William MacGregor, a young Scottish immigrant trying to establish himself in the New World. A lover of philosophy and Shakespeare, William is penniless, which leads him to take work as a cow-hunter (colonial cowboy) for a pinder (colonial rancher) of a cowpen (colonial ranch) in the Carolina backcountry. The pinder, an older man with three daughters, sees his world unraveling as he ages. The parallel to King Lear does not escape William, who gets caught up in the family drama as he falls in love with the pinder's youngest daughter. Except for the boss of his crew, who is the pinder's son-in-law, William's fellow cow-hunters are slaves: an old Indian captured in Spanish Florida, a Fulani captured in Africa, and two brothers, half-Indian and half-African, who were born into slavery in the New World. A rogue bull adds a chilling element of danger, and the romance is complicated by a rivalry with a wealthy rice planter's son. William struggles to salvage something from the increasingly disastrous situation, and the King Lear-like dissolution of the cowpen proceeds apace as the story heads toward its conclusion
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Hudson, Charles
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
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Label
The Cow-hunter, Charles Hudson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-290)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- THE COW-HUNTER -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- A Note on Charles Hudson -- 1 Mired -- 2 John MacDonald -- 3 Bad Air -- 4 Table Talk -- 5 The Cowpen -- 6 Topsy-Turvy -- 7 Rufus -- 8 Flea Bite Pen -- 9 Cut Nose -- 10 The Fragrance of Rosemary -- 11 Four Hole Swamp -- 12 Cow Thieves -- 13 Tending Herd -- 14 Christian Priber -- 15 The Deadening -- 16 The Logging Camp -- 17 The Pettiauger -- 18 Rice -- 19 Poke Greens -- 20 A Thousand Cuts -- 21 The Devil's Harem -- 22 To Market -- 23 A Foot in the Door -- 24 The Stranger -- 25 Will Shakespeare Should Be Here -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected Readings
Control code
ocn891590020
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173888
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vpx05
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891590020
Label
The Cow-hunter, Charles Hudson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-290)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- THE COW-HUNTER -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- A Note on Charles Hudson -- 1 Mired -- 2 John MacDonald -- 3 Bad Air -- 4 Table Talk -- 5 The Cowpen -- 6 Topsy-Turvy -- 7 Rufus -- 8 Flea Bite Pen -- 9 Cut Nose -- 10 The Fragrance of Rosemary -- 11 Four Hole Swamp -- 12 Cow Thieves -- 13 Tending Herd -- 14 Christian Priber -- 15 The Deadening -- 16 The Logging Camp -- 17 The Pettiauger -- 18 Rice -- 19 Poke Greens -- 20 A Thousand Cuts -- 21 The Devil's Harem -- 22 To Market -- 23 A Foot in the Door -- 24 The Stranger -- 25 Will Shakespeare Should Be Here -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected Readings
Control code
ocn891590020
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173888
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vpx05
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891590020

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