The Resource Global West, American frontier : travel, empire, and exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression, David M. Wrobel

Global West, American frontier : travel, empire, and exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression, David M. Wrobel

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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"--
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Wrobel, David M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F595.3
LC item number
.W76 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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.)
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Global West, American frontier : travel, empire, and exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression, David M. Wrobel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part one. The global West of the nineteenth century -- part two. The American frontier of the twentieth century
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (330 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826353719
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(e-book)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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illustrations, map, portraits.
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)858229533
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10757406
Label
Global West, American frontier : travel, empire, and exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression, David M. Wrobel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part one. The global West of the nineteenth century -- part two. The American frontier of the twentieth century
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (330 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826353719
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858229533
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10757406

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