Western Places, American Myths : How We Think about the West
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Binding: Cloth Text
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|Continuity and Change|
|Understanding Western Places: The Historical Geographer's View||p. 21|
|An Inescapable Range, or the Ranch as Everywhere||p. 57|
|Land Tenure: The Spatial Musculature of the American West||p. 85|
|National Significance: Representation of the West in the National Park System||p. 111|
|Enduring Regional Voices|
|Mormon Wests: The Creation and Evolution of an American Region||p. 135|
|Mex-America: From Margin to Mainstream||p. 166|
|Native America: The Indigenous West||p. 184|
|Narrating Imperial Adventure: Isabella Bird's Travels in the Nineteenth-Century American West||p. 204|
|The West as Visionary Place|
|The Return of the One-Armed Bandit: Gambling and the West||p. 225|
|Magical Realism: The West as Spiritual Playground||p. 253|
|"Good, by God, We're Going to Bodie!": Ghost Towns and the American West||p. 273|
|Where the Cowboy Rides Away: Mythic Places for Western Film||p. 296|
|List of Contributors||p. 319|
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