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Sweeing Red

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

in This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832967
eISBN:
9781469600390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807832967.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the complex interactions between European Americans and Native Americans in the Western frontier. The West was a place of linguistic as well as cultural hybridity. Social and ... More


‘No Way Back Forever’: American Western Myth in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy

Peter Messent

in American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237365.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores another foundational myth of American civilization, the Western frontier, in Cormac McCarthy's The Border Trilogy. It analyzes the novelist's use of and deviations from classic ... More


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