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The American Western

Author: Stephen McVeigh
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McVeigh, Stephen.
American Western.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608424518
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen McVeigh
ISBN: 9780748621408 0748621407 0748621415 9780748621415 9780748629442 0748629440
OCLC Number: 74523741
Description: viii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
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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