Categories and Subgenres of Westerns
The classic western usually features an indealistic hero who rights wrongs and seeks vengence for injustices done to the innocent. And there is always a damsel in distress, bad guys and plenty of action.
Within the two main categories of westerns, the Old West and the New West these are some of the subgenres:
Traditional Historical fiction Non-fiction Contemporary fiction Suspense/mystery/thriller Historical romance Contemporary romance Inspirational Time travel romances Spicy romances Science fiction Horror