Frontier and Region: Essays in Honor of Martin Ridge

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Twelve distinguished historians explore regionalism, politics, popular culture, and historiography in the frontier and American West. Each article demonstrates how frontier and region are still vital to the understanding of America's past. Diverse topics include Davy Crockett, Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, Frederick Jackson Turner, Herbert E. Bolton, literary Turnerians, environment, exploration, and western federalism. 23 illustrations. 288 pp.
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Twelve distinguished historians explore regionalism, politics, popular culture, and historiography in the frontier and American West. Each article demonstrates how frontier and region are still vital to the understanding of America's past. Diverse topics include Davy Crockett, Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, Frederick Jackson Turner, Herbert E. Bolton, literary Turnerians, environment, exploration, and western federalism. 23 illustrations. 288 pp.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780826317384
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.43 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. I Locating the West
1 The "Finding" of the West 3
2 A Promise of Rivers: Thomas Jefferson and the Exploration of Western Waterways 27
3 Diverging Trails: Why the Midwest Is Not the West 43
Pt. II The Political West
4 Type and Stereotype: Frederic E. Lockley, Pioneer Journalist 57
5 Federalism and the American West, 1900-1940 83
6 Hetch Hetchy Phase II: The Senate Debate 109
7 Parks for People: Lyndon Johnson and the National Park System 121
Pt. III The Popular West
8 "Sunrise in His Pocket": The Crockett Almanacs and the Birth of an American Legend 141
9 Annie Oakley: Creating the Cowgirl 169
10 When Frederick Jackson Turner and Buffalo Bill Both Played Chicago in 1893 201
Pt. IV The Historiographical West
11 More Shadows on the Brass: Herbert E. Bolton and the Fake Drake Plate 215
12 Keeping the Faith: The Forgotten Generations of Literary Turnerians, 1920-1960 231
Contributors 251
Index 255
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