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American West : Invention of a Myth - 01 edition

American West : Invention of a Myth (ISBN10: 0874173698; ISBN13: 9780874173697)
ISBN13: 978-0874173697
ISBN10: 0874173698

Summary: Americans have chosen to invest one small part of their history, the settlement of the western wilderness, with extraordinary significance. The lost frontier of the 1800s remains not merely a source of excitement and romance but of inspiration, because it is seen as providing a set of unique and imperishable core-values: individualism, self-reliance, and a pristine sense of right and wrong. As a construct of the imagination, our creation of the West is exceptional. S ...show moreince this construct has little to do with history, David Murdoch argues that our beliefs about the West amount to a modern functional myth.

In addition to presenting a sustained analysis of how and why the myth originated, Murdoch demonstrates that the myth was invented, for the most part deliberately, and then outgrew the purposes of its inventors.

The American West answers the questions that have too often been either begged or ignored. Why should the West become the focus for myth in the first place, and why, given the long process of western settlement, is the cattleman's West so central and the cowboy, of all prototypes, the mythic hero? And why should the myth have retained its potency up to the last decade of the twentieth century?

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Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Published: 08/01/2001
International: No

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