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Notes introduction: The Cowboy and the Flapper 1. Peter N. Stearns, ed., American Behavioral History: An Introduction (New York: New York University Press, 2005). 2. Paul A. David, History Matters: Essays on Economic Growth, Technology, and Demographic Change, ed. Timothy W. Guinnane and William A. Sundstrom (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004). one: Horse Trading 1. “Tricks of Horse Traders,” New York Times, 1 December 1889, 20. 2. Counselor at Law, “A Horse Bought and a Lawyer Sold,” Saturday Evening Post, 27 July 1861, 4. 3. Quoted in “What Horses Think of Men,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, October 1850, 594; Frederick Taylor, Recollections of a Horse Dealer (London: Ward and Lock, 1861), 8. 4. “The Broadway Rounder, No. V, Gotham on Wheels,” National Police Gazette (New York), 28 June 1884, 6. 5. M. Abendstern, “The Professor’s Story,” Atlantic Monthly, November 1860, 614. 6. Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class (New York: Dover, 1994 [1899]), 87; see also “How to Buy a Horse,” AmericanTurf Register and Sporting Magazine, December 1839, 660; Irving Bacheller, Eben Holden:ATale of the North Country (Boston: Lothrop Publishing, 1900), 227–35. 7. George E. Waring, “Vix,” Atlantic Monthly, June 1868, 736. 8. Frederick Marryat, Diary in America. 1839, chapter 18; retrieved 21/06/2004 from Athelstane E-Texts, www.athelstane.co.uk/marryat/diaramer/diaramer.htm. 9. William M. Brewer, “A Horse Swapping Convention,” Cosmopolitan, October 1899, 584. 10. “Living in the Country,” Putnam’s Monthly Magazine, October 1855, 392. 11. “Tricks of Horse Traders,” 20. 12. Ben K. Green, Some More Horse Tradin’ (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 154– 55; Edward Noyes Westcott, David Harum: A Story of American Life (New York: D. Appleton , 1899), 263–66. 13. Franklin Clarkin, “Thirty Cents,” McClure’s Magazine, April 1902, 493–98. 14. “Humorous Papers: Anecdotes of Horse Dealing,” Cincinnati Mirror and Western Gazette of Literature, 13 August 1836, 229. 15. Henry Childs Merwin, “The Horse Market,” Century Illustrated Magazine, March 1895, 691, 700. 16. “Horse-Keeping and Horse-Dealing,” Cornhill Magazine (London) 1861, 619. 17. Cicero, The Letters to His Friends, trans. W. Glynn William (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1952), 28; Francis Henry Lascelles, Horse Warranty: On the Purchase and Sale of Horses with Hints as to Methods of Procedure in Cases of Dispute (London: Reeves & Turner, 1877), 91. 18. William Henry Herbert, The Spider and the Fly or, Tricks, Traps, and Pitfalls of City Life (New York: C. Miller & Co., 1873), 7–9. 19. “A. Lincoln. Attorney and Counselor at Law,” An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera, 1864, Library of Congress; retrieved 8/10/2005 from http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/. 20. “A Rare Case,” Saturday Evening Post, 9 June 1866, 6; “The Incendiary,” Lady’s Book, July 1831, 11. 21. “Old Horse Revelations,” Brooklyn Eagle, 19 March 1894, 10; see also George Stephen, The Adventures of a Gentleman in Search of a Horse (Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836), 15. 22. “The Frenchman and the Clerical Horse Dealer,” New York Telescope, 24 February 1827, 155; Fritz Reuter, “Seed Time and Harvest,” Littell’s Living Age, 4 March 1871, 599–616; S. J. Gibson, “Hell of No Use,” Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, 15 April 1842, 117, 616; Roger L. Welsch, “Straight From the Horse Trader’s Mouth,” Kansas Quarterly 13, no. 2 (1981): 27–34; Ben K. Green, Horse Tradin’ (New York: Knopf, 1967), 254. 23. For example, see “American Humor from Eliza Cook’s Journal,” Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, June 1855, 268. 24. S. H. Hammond and L. W. Mansfield, Country Margins and Rambles of a Journalist (New York: J. C. Derby, 1855), 241. 25. Lulu Gray Noble, “A Story of Our Magazine,” Our Young Folks: An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls, January 1870, 20. 26. “An Alibi,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, September 1856, 516. 27. “Jerry Guttridge: Or an Idler’s Nature Changed,” The Knickerbocker, May 1839, 418–27; Edward P. Pressey, “The Mistress of the Old Grey Schoolhouse,” New England Magazine, February 1900, 704. 28. A. P. Montague, “True Stories of Old Virginia,” New Peterson Magazine, September 1893, 943. 29. J. K., “As a Tree Falleth, So It Lies,” The Friend: A Religious and Literary Journal, 19 May 1900, 349; see also “Editor’s Easy Chair,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, September 1868, 575. 30. Merwin, “The Horse Market,” 204. 31. “His Match at Last,” Puck, 20 September 1911, 3. 32. “Zingaro, A Gang of Gypsies Visit...


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