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Table of Contents for He Was Some Kind of a Man: Masculinities in the B Western by Roderick McGillis


1: Introduction: Ride the High Country or “They Went Thataway”

2: Cowboy Codes: Straight and Pure and All Boy

3: When We were Young: Nostalgia and the Cowboy Hero

4: Arms and the Man: The Friendly Gun

5: Give Me My Boots and Saddles: Camp Cowboy

6: Tall in the Saddle: Romance on the Range

7: White Hats and White Heroes: Who Is That Other Guy?

8: Virgin Land: Landscape, Nature, and Masculinity

9: Corporate Cowboys and the Shaping of a Nation

Postscript: The Frontiersman (1938)

List of Films Mentioned