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The Resource The fatal environment : the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890, by Richard Slotkin

The fatal environment : the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890, by Richard Slotkin

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The fatal environment : the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890
Title
The fatal environment
Title remainder
the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Slotkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slotkin, Richard
Dewey number
973/.072
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.S6 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • American literature
  • Myth
  • United States
  • Vie des pionniers
  • Vie des pionniers dans la littérature américaine
  • Indiens
Label
The fatal environment : the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890, by Richard Slotkin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Errata slip inserted
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [587]-618
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Myth is the Language of historical memory. Exposition: the frontier as myth and ideology -- Myth and historical memory -- The frontier myth as a theory of development -- Pt. II. The language of the frontier myth. Regeneration through violence: history as an Indian war, 1675-1820 -- Ideology and fiction: the role of Cooper -- Pt. III. Metropolis vs. frontier. The backwash of a closing frontier: industrialization and the hiatus of expansion, 1820-1845 -- Utopia/dystopia: plantation, factory, and city, 1820-1845 -- Pt. IV. Myth of a new frontier: renewal and breakdown, 1845-1850. A choice of frontiers: Texas, Mexico, and the far West, 1835-1850 -- The myth that wasn't: literary responses to the Mexican War, 1847-1850 -- Pt. V. The railroad frontier, 1850-1860. Prophecy of the iron horse -- The ideology of race conflict, 1848-1858 -- The inversion of the frontier hero: William Walker and John Brown, 1855-1860 -- Pt. VI. Toward the last frontier, 1860-1876. Regimentation and reconstruction: the emergence of a managerial ideology, 1860-1873 -- The reconstruction of class and racial symbolism, 1865-1876 -- The new El Dorado, 1874 -- Pt. VII. The boy general, 1839-1876. West Point, Wall Street, and the Wild West, 1839-1868 -- The boy general returns; or, Custer's revenge, 1868-1876 -- Pt. VIII. The last stand as ideological object, 1876-1890. To the last man: assembling the last stand myth, 1876 -- The Indian war comes home: the great strike of 1877 -- Morgan's last stand: literary mythology and the specter of revolution, 1876-1890
Control code
10925483
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 636 pages
Isbn
9780689114106
Lccn
83045084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)718584
Label
The fatal environment : the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890, by Richard Slotkin
Publication
Note
  • Errata slip inserted
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [587]-618
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Myth is the Language of historical memory. Exposition: the frontier as myth and ideology -- Myth and historical memory -- The frontier myth as a theory of development -- Pt. II. The language of the frontier myth. Regeneration through violence: history as an Indian war, 1675-1820 -- Ideology and fiction: the role of Cooper -- Pt. III. Metropolis vs. frontier. The backwash of a closing frontier: industrialization and the hiatus of expansion, 1820-1845 -- Utopia/dystopia: plantation, factory, and city, 1820-1845 -- Pt. IV. Myth of a new frontier: renewal and breakdown, 1845-1850. A choice of frontiers: Texas, Mexico, and the far West, 1835-1850 -- The myth that wasn't: literary responses to the Mexican War, 1847-1850 -- Pt. V. The railroad frontier, 1850-1860. Prophecy of the iron horse -- The ideology of race conflict, 1848-1858 -- The inversion of the frontier hero: William Walker and John Brown, 1855-1860 -- Pt. VI. Toward the last frontier, 1860-1876. Regimentation and reconstruction: the emergence of a managerial ideology, 1860-1873 -- The reconstruction of class and racial symbolism, 1865-1876 -- The new El Dorado, 1874 -- Pt. VII. The boy general, 1839-1876. West Point, Wall Street, and the Wild West, 1839-1868 -- The boy general returns; or, Custer's revenge, 1868-1876 -- Pt. VIII. The last stand as ideological object, 1876-1890. To the last man: assembling the last stand myth, 1876 -- The Indian war comes home: the great strike of 1877 -- Morgan's last stand: literary mythology and the specter of revolution, 1876-1890
Control code
10925483
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 636 pages
Isbn
9780689114106
Lccn
83045084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)718584

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