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Witnesses to a vanishing America : the nineteenth-century response

Author: Lee Clark Mitchell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Propelled across the continent by notions of rugged individualism" and "manifest destiny," pioneer Americans soon discovered that such slogans only partly disguised the fact that building an empire meant destroying a wilderness. Through an astonishing range of media, they voiced their concern about America's westward mission. Drawing on a wide variety of evidence, Lee Clark Mitchell portrays the growing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Clark Mitchell
ISBN: 069106461X 9780691064611 0691102236 9780691102238
OCLC Number: 7197089
Description: xvii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Lee Clark Mitchell.
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Propelled across the continent by notions of rugged individualism" and "manifest destiny," pioneer Americans soon discovered that such slogans only partly disguised the fact that building an empire meant destroying a wilderness. Through an astonishing range of media, they voiced their concern about America's westward mission. Drawing on a wide variety of evidence, Lee Clark Mitchell portrays the growing apprehensions Originally published in 1987.

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