Frontiers of Historical Imagination

Frontiers of Historical Imagination

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qA thorough and breathtaking review of modern historiography, anthropology, and literary criticism as they relate to the American frontier.q--Robert V. Hine, author of qSecond SightqTeaching English and reading western history (he reviewed DeVotoa#39;s majestic 1846: The Tear of Decision for the New ... Three internal books structure Virgin Landa#39;s account of frontier mythology and narrate a historical prologue to ... Lewis and Clark converted mythic anticipation into physical reality, and by the early nineteenth century Manifest Destiny had won out. ... heroes and heroines, was a synecdoche of Manifest Destiny and bore the full symbolic weight of the larger narrative.

Title:Frontiers of Historical Imagination
Author:Kerwin Lee Klein
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1997


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