ISBN-10:
0252065271
ISBN-13:
9780252065279
Pub. Date:
04/01/1998
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West in Popular Culture

Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West in Popular Culture

by Richard Aquila

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Overview

Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West in Popular Culture

Ah, the Wild West! Wide open plains, beautiful sunsets, and thundering herds. Days when the cowboy was king, and good guys always wore white. The love affair with the American West has stood the test of time and survived competition from sports, electronic gadgets, and reality.

Wanted Dead or Alive presents the first-ever comprehensive look at how the American West has been depicted in popular culture. Following Richard Aquila's introduction, which examines the birth and growth of the pop culture West in the context of American history, noted experts explore developments in popular Western fiction, major forms of live Western entertainment, trends in Western movies and television shows, images of the West in popular music, and visual images of the West in popular art and advertising. For the reader on the trail of even more information, each section of the book concludes with suggestions for further reading.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252065279
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Richard Aquila, a professor of history and director of the American Studies Program at Ball State University, is the author of The Iroquois Restoration: Iroquois Diplomacy on the Colonial Frontier, 1701-1754 and That Old Time Rock and Roll.
 

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