The American West. Visions and Revisions

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The American West. Visions and Revisions

By Margaret Walsh

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This is a succinct survey of the numerous contributions to the history of the American west. In the past twenty-five years historians have created a 'New Western History', which has aimed to rewrite the 'Old Western History' created around the famous Turner thesis on the significance of the American Frontier. Focusing on five main themes, this study examines and discusses the dynamics and progress of recent scholarship. Consideration is given to issues of land use, the environment, race, ethnicity, gender, business and the development of communities. Synthesising prolific research, the book offers a clear and up-to-date review for all students of American history. A full bibliography is provided for more extended study.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> American History

The American West. Visions and Revisions
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 12/2/04
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511261934
ISBN 13: 9780511261930
Print ISBN: 9780521593335

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