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The Eastern Establishment And The Western Experience
     

The Eastern Establishment And The Western Experience

by G. Edward White
 

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G. Edward White traces the origins of "the West of the imagination" to the adolescent experiences of Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister-three Easterners from upper-class backgrounds who went West in the 1880s in search of an alternative way of life.

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G. Edward White traces the origins of "the West of the imagination" to the adolescent experiences of Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister-three Easterners from upper-class backgrounds who went West in the 1880s in search of an alternative way of life.

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American Historical Review
If we look for an explanation of the American character that has given us such a reverence for shooting, hunting, and the masculine ‘strong men’ of our ‘wild west,’ this is the book to consult.

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ISBN-13:
9780292720657
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
07/01/1989
Series:
American Studies
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

G. Edward White is David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.

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