Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

The Merchant Prince of Dodge City: the Life and Times of Robert M. Wright

by Haywood, C. Robert

  • ISBN: 9780806130736
  • ISBN10: 0806130733

The Merchant Prince of Dodge City: the Life and Times of Robert M. Wright

by Haywood, C. Robert

  • List Price: $27.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publish date: 01/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780806130736
  • ISBN10: 0806130733
used Add to Cart $4.50
You save: 84%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $42.90
Marketplace Item
Description: In the nineteenth century, Dodge City was arguably America's leading cattle town, and Robert M. Wright was indisputably Dodge City's leading merchant. C. Robert Haywood's Merchant Prince of Dodge City demonstrates that the city's rise and fall paralleled Wright's rapid ascent to power and abrupt decline.

After working as a bull whacker on wagon trains traveling the Santa Fe Trail, Wright began a series of businesses that helped establish Dodge City and nurtured its development as a crucial link in the Texas-Kansas cattle business. Using his leverage as a member of the state legislature, his political and economic influence in Dodge City, and his wide circle of acquaintances in Texas, Wright kept the southwestern comer of Kansas open to Texas cattle from the 1860s until 1886.

When the end of the trail-driving industry was imminent, Wright refused to acknowledge the evidence, was overexpanded, and was caught in the depression of the 1890s. Dodge City plunged into an economic slump that lasted more than a decade. As the town moved into a new era, its populace downplayed the gaudy (if prosperous) past, and with it Wright was largely forgotten.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Powell's Books Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Very Good
1998. Hardcover. Cloth, d.j. Some shelf-wear. Else clean copy. Very Good. (Subject: American History).
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
1998. Hardcover. Cloth, d.j. Some shelf-wear. Else clean copy. Very Good. (Subject: American History).
Seller: HPB-Red
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Books From California
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Condition: Very Good
Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Price:
$6.25
Comments:
Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Houston,, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$11.93
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Houston,, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$42.90
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: Good
Price:
$49.70
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).