The Wire That Fenced the West

McCallum, Henry D. & Frances T. McCallum

Published by University of Oklahoma Press, 1965
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Synopsis: The opening of the American West was a complex process, but as Walter Prescott Webb has demonstrated, some of the forces at work were, in themselves, models of simplicity: for example, the overwhelming fire power of the white man's revolver against the Indian's bow and arrow or single-shot rifle. Now Henry and Frances McCallum have sought to assess barbed wire in the actual settlement of a continent.

Reduced to its simplest terms, barbed wire changed not only American but world-wide concepts of enclosure. Before its invention in 1873, fences were intended to keep animals and trespassers out; after it came into general use, barbed-wire fencing was used to keep animals in. The social and economic consequences, particularly in the competing landholding concepts of cattleman and small settler, may readily be surmised.

At the heart of this chronicle of "bob \A-ire" is the story of three men, who happened to meet and become interested together in a curious sample of armored fencing shown at the i87;3 county fair in De Kalb, Illinois. Each of the three-Joseph F. Glidden, L L. Ellwood, and Jacob Haish- applied for a patent on separate types of wire fencing with barbs, and a new industry was born. By 1900 more than four hundred United States patents had been issued on barbed-wire fencing. Thirty-six of the most important types are described here in detail, with drawings which accompany the text.

But what barbed wire did is in some senses more important than what it was. The hitherto unfenced West, far-ranging, free-ranging, the homeland of big livestock men and the romantic cowboy, began swiftly to fence itself-not, however, without a measure of violence. The ensuing revolution in enclosure is an important part of the story of Western development.

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Title: The Wire That Fenced the West
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: 1965
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; Second Printing.

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