Western Places, American Myths : How We Think about the West

ISBN-10: 0874175313

ISBN-13: 9780874175318

Edition: 2003

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The essays in this compilation are the work of a dozen scholars all examining the West as both an actual region & as an enduring element of American culture, demonstrating how today's West is the result of a long & continuous process, a constant reinvention & redefining of place.
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 338
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Continuity and Change
Understanding Western Places: The Historical Geographer's Viewp. 21
An Inescapable Range, or the Ranch as Everywherep. 57
Land Tenure: The Spatial Musculature of the American Westp. 85
National Significance: Representation of the West in the National Park Systemp. 111
Enduring Regional Voices
Mormon Wests: The Creation and Evolution of an American Regionp. 135
Mex-America: From Margin to Mainstreamp. 166
Native America: The Indigenous Westp. 184
Narrating Imperial Adventure: Isabella Bird's Travels in the Nineteenth-Century American Westp. 204
The West as Visionary Place
The Return of the One-Armed Bandit: Gambling and the Westp. 225
Magical Realism: The West as Spiritual Playgroundp. 253
"Good, by God, We're Going to Bodie!": Ghost Towns and the American Westp. 273
Where the Cowboy Rides Away: Mythic Places for Western Filmp. 296
List of Contributorsp. 319
Indexp. 323
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