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Gunfighter Nation - The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth-century America (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R1,063
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Gunfighter Nation - The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth-century America (Paperback, New edition): Richard Slotkin

Gunfighter Nation - The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth-century America (Paperback, New edition)

Richard Slotkin

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Gunfighter Nation completes Richard Slotkin's trilogy, begun in Regeneration Through Violence and continued in Fatal Environment, on the myth of the American frontier. Slotkin examines an impressive array of sources - fiction, Hollywood westerns, and the writings of Hollywood figures and Washington leaders - to show how the racialist theory of Anglo-Saxon ascendance and superiority (embodied in Theodore Roosevelt's The Winning of the West), rather than Frederick Jackson Turner's thesis of the closing of the frontier, exerted the most influence in popular culture and government policy making in the twentieth century. He argues that Roosevelt's view of the frontier myth provided the justification for most of America's expansionist policies, from Roosevelt's own Rough Riders to Kennedy's counterinsurgency and Johnson's war in Vietnam.

General

Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 1998
First published: April 1998
Authors: Richard Slotkin
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 44mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 850
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-3031-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 0-8061-3031-8
Barcode: 9780806130316

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