Fatal Environment The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800-1890

ISBN-10: 080613030X
ISBN-13: 9780806130309
Edition: 1985
Authors: Richard Slotkin
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 4/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Ezra Jack Keats was born Jacob Ezra Katz in Brooklyn, New York on March 11, 1916. He was a mural painter for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for three years before taking a job as a comic book illustrator. During World War II, he joined the United States Air Corp and was a camouflage pattern designer. After the war, he changed his name to make his Jewish heritage less noticeable. He wrote and/or illustrated more than 85 children's books. The first book he illustrated was Jubilant for Sure by Elizabeth Hubbard Lansing, which was published in 1954. The first book he wrote was My Dog is Lost, which was published in 1960. His other works include Pet Show and The Snowy Day, which won a Caldecott Medal in 1963. He was also awarded the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for outstanding contributions in the field of children's literature in 1980. He died of a heart attack on May 6, 1983.Richar Slotkin is the Olin Professor of American Studies at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Gunfighter Nation and Regeneration Through Violence, both National Book Award Finalists, and The Crater.

Preface to the Paperhack Edition
Myth Is the Language of Historical Memory
Exposition: The Frontier as Myth and Ideology
Myth and Historical Memory
The Frontier Myth as a Theory of Development
The Language of the Frontier Myth
Regeneration Through Violence: History as an Indian War, 1675-1820
Ideology and Fiction: The Role of Cooper
Metropolis vs. Frontier
The Backwash of a Closing Frontier: Industrialization and the Hiatus of Expansion, 1820-1845
Utopia/Dystopia: Plantation, Factory, and City, 1820-1845
Myth of a New Frontier: Renewal and Breakdown, 1845-1850
A Choice of Frontiers: Texas, Mexico, and the Far West, 1835-1850
The Myth That Wasn't: Literary Responses to the Mexican War, 1847-1850
The Railroad Frontier, 1850-1860
Prophecy of the Iron Horse
The Ideology of Race Conflict, 1848-1858
The Inversion of the Frontier Hero: William Walker and John Brown, 1855-1860
Toward the Last Frontier, 1860-1876
Regimentation and Reconstruction: The Emergence of a Managerial Ideology, 1860-1873
The Reconstruction of Class and Racial Symbolism, 1865-1876
The New El Dorado, 1874
The Boy General, 1839-1876
West Point, Wall Street, and the Wild West, 1839-1868
The Boy General Returns; or, Custer's Revenge, 1868-1876
The Last Stand as Ideological Object, 1876-1890
To the Last Man: Assembling the Last Stand Myth, 1876
The Indian War Comes Home: The Great Strike of 1877
Morgan's Last Stand: Literary Mythology and the Specter of Revolution, 1876-1890

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