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The Resource Global West, American frontier : travel, empire, and exceptionalism from manifest destiny to the Great Depression, David M. Wrobel, (electronic resource)

Global West, American frontier : travel, empire, and exceptionalism from manifest destiny to the Great Depression, David M. Wrobel, (electronic resource)

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Global West, American frontier : travel, empire, and exceptionalism from manifest destiny to the Great Depression
Title
Global West, American frontier
Title remainder
travel, empire, and exceptionalism from manifest destiny to the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
David M. Wrobel
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This thoughtful examination of a century of travel writing about the American West overturns a variety of popular and academic stereotypes. Looking at both European and American travelers' accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville's Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation's romantic entanglement with its western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses to our history who deserve new attention.Prior to the professionalization of academic disciplines, travel writers found a wide and respectful audience for their reports on history, geography, and the natural world, in addition to reporting on aboriginal cultures before there was such a discipline as anthropology. In recent decades travel writers have not received much respect in the academy, but Wrobel rescues this lively genre, demonstrating that travel writers offered an understanding of the West considerably more complex than the notion of the mythic West promoted to support Manifest Destiny in the nineteenth century and American exceptionalism in the twentieth"--
  • "This book examines how travel writers viewed the American West from the age of Manifest Destiny through the Great Depression. In the nineteenth century, the West was often presented as one developing frontier among many; in the twentieth century, travel writers often searched for American frontier distinctiveness"--Provided by publisher"--
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Wrobel, David M
Dewey number
978/.02
LC call number
F595.3
LC item number
.W76 2013
Series statement
Calvin P. Horn lectures in western history and culture
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  • Travel writing
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
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Global West, American frontier : travel, empire, and exceptionalism from manifest destiny to the Great Depression, David M. Wrobel, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-295) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000983187
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unknown
Isbn
9780826353702
Lccn
2013017317
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000983187
Label
Global West, American frontier : travel, empire, and exceptionalism from manifest destiny to the Great Depression, David M. Wrobel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-295) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000983187
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780826353702
Lccn
2013017317
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000983187

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