The Mythical West: An Encyclopedia of Legend, Lore, and Popular Culture

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ABC-CLIO, 2001 - 446 páginas
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From Jesse James to Baywatch, images of the Wild West, past and present, pervade American culture and often provide the rest of the world with its ideas of the "real" America. Try to imagine the United States without the Stetson or the surfboard. Route 66 and the Chisholm Trail, cowboy boots and Winchesters, the Ponderosa and Las Vegas, Ronald Reagan and cowboy poetry: all these are the stuff the mythic West is made of. The Mythical West: An Encyclopedia of Legend, Lore, and Popular Culture demonstrates how major western figures, events, and places have been depicted in folk legends, art, literature, and popular culture. Browsing the A-to-Z entries takes readers on a journey across a literary and cultural range.
Drawing together a wealth of cultural information and interpretation, The Mythical West includes illustrations, bibliography, and index. The book also offers hundreds of Internet sites and references to radio, film, TV, and popular culture.
 

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The history and legends of the West are of endless interest to scholars and lay readers alike. This encyclopedia, edited by Slatta (history, North Carolina State Univ.), focuses primarily on the ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

ENTRIES
ix
INTRODUCTION
xiii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xvii
THE MYTHICAL WEST
xxvii
MYTHICAL WEST WEB SITES
397
BIBLIOGRAPHY
405
CONTRIBUTORS
425
INDEX
427
CREDITS
445
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Richard W. Slatta is professor of history at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

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