Witnesses to a Vanishing America: The Nineteenth-Century Response

Witnesses to a Vanishing America: The Nineteenth-Century Response

by Lee Clark Mitchell
     
 

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Propelled across the continent by notions of rugged individualism" and "manifest destiny," pioneer Americans soon discovered that such slogans only partly disguised the fact that building an empire meant destroying a wilderness. Through an astonishing range of media, they voiced their concern about America's westward mission. Drawing on a wide variety of evidence,

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Propelled across the continent by notions of rugged individualism" and "manifest destiny," pioneer Americans soon discovered that such slogans only partly disguised the fact that building an empire meant destroying a wilderness. Through an astonishing range of media, they voiced their concern about America's westward mission. Drawing on a wide variety of evidence, Lee Clark Mitchell portrays the growing apprehensions

Originally published in 1981.

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ISBN-13:
9780691064611
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/21/1981
Series:
Princeton Legacy Library Series
Pages:
320

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