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By Nicolas S. Witschi

ISBN-10: 1405187336

ISBN-13: 9781405187336

ISBN-10: 1444396595

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A significant other to the Literature and tradition of the yankee West provides a sequence of essays that discover the historical and modern cultural expressions rooted in America's western states.

  • Offers a complete method of the big variety of cultural expressions originating within the westContent:
    Chapter 1 Imagining the West (pages 1–10): Nicolas S. Witschi
    Chapter 2 Exploration, buying and selling, Trapping, trip, and Early Fiction, 1780–1850 (pages 11–28): Edward Watts
    Chapter three Worlds of ask yourself and Ambition: Gold Rush California and the tradition of Mining Bonanzas within the North American West (pages 29–47): Peter J. Blodgett
    Chapter four The Literate West of Nineteenth?Century Periodicals (pages 48–62): Tara Penry
    Chapter five A historical past of yank Women's Western Books, 1833–1928 (pages 63–80): Nina Baym
    Chapter 6 Literary Cultures of the yank Southwest (pages 81–97): Daniel Worden
    Chapter 7 Literary Cartography of the nice Plains (pages 98–114): Susan Naramore Maher
    Chapter eight The Literary Northern Rockies because the final most sensible position (pages 115–129): O. Alan Weltzien
    Chapter nine North through Northwest: The final Frontier of Western Literature (pages 130–144): Eric Heyne
    Chapter 10 Chronotopes of the Asian American West (pages 145–160): Hsuan L. Hsu
    Chapter eleven African American Literature and tradition and the yankee West (pages 161–176): Michael ok. Johnson
    Chapter 12 legendary Frontiers: occur future, Aztlan, and the Cosmic Race (pages 177–190): John L. Escobedo
    Chapter thirteen Writing the Indigenous West (pages 191–212): Kathleen Washburn
    Chapter 14 Framing classification within the Rural West: Cowboys, Double?Wides, and McMansions (pages 213–228): Nancy Cook
    Chapter 15 Postcolonial West (pages 229–243): Alex Hunt
    Chapter sixteen New West, city and Suburban areas, Postwest (pages 244–260): Krista Comer
    Chapter 17 What we speak about once we speak about Western paintings (pages 261–280): Brian W. Dippie
    Chapter 18 “All Hat and No Cattle”: Romance, Realism, and past due Nineteenth?Century Western American Fiction (pages 281–296): Gary Scharnhorst
    Chapter 19 The Coyote Nature of Cowboy Poetry (pages 297–315): Barbara Barney Nelson
    Chapter 20 “The Wind Blew them Away”: Folksinging the West, 1880–1930 (pages 316–335): David Fenimore
    Chapter 21 Autobiography (pages 336–352): Gioia Woods
    Chapter 22 Housing the yank West: Western Women's Literature, Early 20th Century and past (pages 353–366): Cathryn Halverson
    Chapter 23 The Apple does not fall faraway from the Tree: Western American Literature and Environmental Literary feedback (pages 367–379): Hal Crimmel
    Chapter 24 Detective Fiction (pages 380–394): Nicolas S. Witschi
    Chapter 25 the yank Western movie (pages 395–408): Corey ok. Creekmur
    Chapter 26 Post?Western Cinema (pages 409–424): Neil Campbell
    Chapter 27 the US Unscripted: acting the Wild West (pages 425–442): Jefferson D. Slagle
    Chapter 28 Revising Public reminiscence within the American West: local American functionality within the Ramona open air Play (pages 443–461): Karen E. Ramirez
    Chapter 29 Omnimedia advertising and marketing: The Case of The Lone Ranger (pages 462–482): Chadwick Allen
    Chapter 30 The Nuclear Southwest (pages 483–498): Audrey Goodman
    Chapter 31 Ranging over Stegner's Arid West: Mobility as Adaptive procedure (pages 499–513): Bonney MacDonald
    Chapter 32 the worldwide West: Temporality, Spatial Politics, and Literary creation (pages 514–527): Susan Kollin
    Chapter 33 Tumbling cube: the matter of Las Vegas (pages 528–545): Stephen Tatum and Nathaniel Lewis

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