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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Boom and Bust in the Old West, 1815–60

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The explosive growth of the American West, from about 1 million people in 1815 to over 15 million in 1860, stunned observers from the day it began. This book argues that it can best be understood as ... More


The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict

Justin Farrell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164342
eISBN:
9781400866496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164342.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Yellowstone holds a special place in America's heart. As the world's first national park, it is globally recognized as the crown jewel of modern environmental preservation. But the park and its ... More


Introduction: Immigrant Transnationalism between Two Empires

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter lays out the theoretical foundations of the book, which examines the development of transnational ideas, practices, and politics among Japanese immigrants (Issei) in the ... More


The Rise and Rise of Greater America

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 1815, while Washington D.C. still smoldered from its attack, Britain suddenly disgorged unprecedented quantities of money, migrants, and manufactured goods into the United States. The Northeast's ... More


Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1853, Parley P. Pratt mused that his personal history would be “far more strange” than “the thousand volumes of Modern Fiction.” He wrote, “I have been a farmer, a servant, a fisher, a digger, a ... More


Introduction: The Course of Empire

Beth E. Levy

in Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Taking as its point of departure the geographical imagination of the nineteenth century's Columbian year, this book embarks on its own voyage of discovery, navigating waters that are sometimes ... More


Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Kerwin Lee Klein

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The American frontier, a potent symbol since Europeans first stepped ashore on North America, serves as the touchstone for this book's analysis of the narrating of history. The book explores the ... More


Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Beth Levy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is an exploration of how the American West, both as physical space and inspiration, animated American music. Examining the work of such composers as Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Virgil Thomson, ... More


Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Michael K. Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos undertakes an interdisciplinary exploration of the African American West through close readings of select texts from a variety of media. This approach allows for ... More


British Wests to 1850

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In the British West as in the American West, the bust was blamed on collective sin, short-sighted governments, local bankers, oldland bankers, falling prices, corrupt individuals, or malign fate. ... More


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