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The American Western

Author: Stephen McVeigh
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging book illuminates the importance of the Western in American history. It explores the interconnections between the Western in both literature and film and the United States in the 20th century. Structured chronologically, the book traces the evolution of the Western as a uniquely American form. The author argues that America's frontier past was quickly transformed into a set of symbols and myths, an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McVeigh, Stephen.
American Western.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)74523741
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen McVeigh
ISBN: 9780748629442 0748629440 0748621415 9780748621415
OCLC Number: 123298825
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 240 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The American West in the 1890s : a pivotal decade --
Founding western history : Theodore Roosevelt and Frederick Jackson Turner --
Buffalo Bill's Wild West and the codification of the western --
Western literature from The Virginian to Shane --
Western film from silent to noir --
The western and the Cold War : the gunfighter, heroic leadership and political culture --
New western perspectives : history and literature --
The western and political culture, 1960-1992 : revisions of Shane --
Wanted dead or alive : 9/11 and the American western.
Responsibility: Stephen McVeigh.

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