The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800-1890

The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800-1890

by Richard Slotkin
     
 

The second volume in the award-winning trilogy that includes Gunfighter Nation, this important historical work examines the origins of the mythical American frontier and traces its development in the nineteenth century.  See more details below

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The second volume in the award-winning trilogy that includes Gunfighter Nation, this important historical work examines the origins of the mythical American frontier and traces its development in the nineteenth century.

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<:st> Reprint of the Athenaeum original of 1985 (which is cited in ). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780819561831
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1986
Series:
Wesleyan Paperback Series
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Richard Slotkin is Olin Professor of English and Director of American Studies at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1860 and Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of Frontier in Twentieth-Century America, published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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