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Author Chamberlain, Kathleen (Kathleen P.)

Title In the shadow of Billy the Kid : Susan McSween and the Lincoln County War / Kathleen P. Chamberlain
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 297 pages) : illustrations
Contents A plain and modest beginning -- A ten-year vanishing act -- The McSweens seek their el dorado -- Malice in the land of enchantment -- Throwing down the gauntlet -- The Lincoln County War -- The big killing -- Beyond the Lincoln County War -- New Mexico's cattle queen -- Retelling the stories -- Out of the shadow: a legacy
Summary "Chamberlain argues that the focus on Billy the Kid has discouraged broader interpretations of the Lincoln County War; she provides a woman's perspective of the historic event and places Susan McSween's life and legacy into the larger context of New Mexico history and of women's experiences in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Southwest"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Billy, the Kid -- Friends and associates.
Barber, Susan McSween, 1845-1931.
Women -- New Mexico -- Lincoln County -- Biography.
Lincoln County (N.M.) -- Biography.
Lincoln County (N.M.) -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826352790 (paperback; alk. paper)
0826352804 (electronic bk.)
1283889501 (ebk)
9780826352798 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780826352804 (electronic bk.)
9781283889506 (ebk)