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Fighting Words: The Significance of the American West in the History of the United States

William Deverell

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

The American West plays an immense role in shaping and explaining American history. This truism has been molded into a popular understanding that the West—particularly the story of 19th-century ... More


Cultural Filters: The Significance of Perception

Anne F. Hyde

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

The geographic region of the American West has done much to shape the culture and character of the United States. Conversely, the culture and character of the United States has reshaped much of the ... More


Still Native: The Significance of Native Americans in the History of the Twentieth-Century American West

David Rich Lewis

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

When Frederick Jackson Turner reimagined American history in 1893, he considered Native Americans to be of little significance. He demonstrated more interest in the process of heroic, white yeomen ... More


A Place of Extremes: Nature, History, and the American West

Susan Rhoades Neel

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

For the most part, the new western history takes as its starting point the idea that the American West is a specific, identifiable place and that western history is properly the story of how that ... More


Significant to Whom?: Mexican Americans and the History of the American West

David G. GutiéRrez

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

In considering Mexican-American history, one might argue that the debate about the significance or importance of ethnic Mexican people in the American West has reflected the central themes of the ... More


A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Clyde A. Milner (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book presents a view of the history of the American West at the end of the 20th century. It is a systematic assessment of the current state of Western history. The book covers major new areas of ... More


The Course of Western History's First Century

Allan G. Bogue

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter considers the origins and development of western history in American universities, focusing on Frederick Jackson Turner's teaching agenda at the University of Wisconsin. Throughout his ... More


“A Memory Sweet to Soldiers”: The Significance of Gender

Susan Lee Johnson

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

Gender is a relation of difference and domination constructed such that it appears “natural” in day-to-day life. The American West is historically a place of disrupted gender relations and stunning ... More


Cowboy Lawmen

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the role of cowboy lawmen in gun culture in the U.S. It explains that Americans have long romanticized the American West and the frontier as places that forged some of the most ... More


Concluding Statements Through the Prism of Race: The Meaning of African-American History in the West

Quintard Taylor

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

The new western history, with its emphasis on race, class, and gender, owes much to the innovative scholarship on African-American history and the black studies that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. ... More


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