Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression

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Price
$35.94
Publisher
University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date
Pages
328
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780826330819

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About the Author

David M. Wrobel is a Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Promised Lands (2002), The End of American Exceptionalism (1993), and Global West, American Frontier (2013), which won the Western Heritage Award for nonfiction. He is a past president of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society.

Reviews

"In this perceptive, splendidly researched book David Wrobel upends enduring impressions of the army of travelers who wrote about the American West. Rather than dewey-eyed innocents caught up in the mythic West, many were surprisingly shrewd observers who understood that the place they saw emerging, as well as their own travels, were part of a global story of exploration and empire-building. Full of intriguing characters and revelatory moments, it is itself an eye-opening trip into the well-traveled West."--Elliott West, author of The Way to the West


"A provocative, revealing book overflowing with new information and fresh insights. Illustrates once again why Wrobel is at the top of the list of cultural-intellectual historians interpreting the American West."--Richard W. Etulain, author of Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West