When Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show traveled to Paris in 1889, the
New York Times reported that the exhibition would be
“managed to suit French ideas.” But where had those “French
ideas” of the American West come from? And how had they, in turn,
shaped the notions of “cowboys and Indians” that captivated the
French imagination during the Gilded Age? In Transnational
Frontiers, Emily C. Burns maps the complex... more...