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The West As America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920

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With a text as fascinating as the beautifully reproduced illustrations (221 in b&w, 109 in color), this welcome volume reveals how the record of conquest was revised by artists to correspond to a national ideology favoring westward expansion, by building into their images of the expanding frontier a relentless optimism. 9 3/4 x9 3/4 ". Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com
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Author: William H. Truettner

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: First)

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Smithsonian

Release Date: 1991-02-17

Pages: 408

ISBN: 1560980230

ISBN13: 9781560980230