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The end of the myth : from the frontier to the border wall in the mind of America

Author: Greg Grandin
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Ever since this nation's founding, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, the frontier made possible the United States' belief in itself as an exceptional nation -- democratic, individualistic, forward-looking. Today, though, the country has a new symbol: the border wall. In [this book], acclaimed historian Greg Grandin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Frederick Jackson Turner; Frederick Jackson Turner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Grandin
ISBN: 9781250179821 1250179823 9781250214850 1250214858 9781250203175 1250203171
OCLC Number: 1057732664
Description: xii, 369 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Fleeing forward --
All that space --
The alpha and the omega --
A Caucasian democracy --
The safety valve --
Are you ready for all these wars? --
The true relief --
The outer edge --
The pact of 1898 --
A fortress on the frontier --
A psychological twist --
A golden harvest --
Some demonic suction tube --
More, more, more --
The new preëmptor --
Crossing the blood meridian --
Epilogue. The significance of the wall in American history.
Other Titles: From the frontier to the border wall in the mind of America
Responsibility: Greg Grandin.

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From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump's border wall.  Read more...

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION"An essential, sweeping history of the American frontier, its end and what it has meant to our nation's sense of itself." --Los Angeles Read more...

 
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