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The frontier in American culture : an exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994 - January 7, 1995  Cover Image E-book E-book

The frontier in American culture : an exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994 - January 7, 1995 / essays by Richard White, Patricia Nelson Limerick ; edited by James R. Grossman.

White, Richard, 1947- (Author). Limerick, Patricia Nelson, 1951- (Added Author). Grossman, James R. (Added Author). Newberry Library. (Added Author).


Log cabins and wagon trains, cowboys and Indians, Buffalo Bill and General Custer. These and other frontier images pervade our lives, from fiction to films to advertising, where they attach themselves to products from pancake syrup to cologne, blue jeans to banks. Richard White and Patricia Limerick join their inimitable talents to explore our national preoccupation with this uniquely American image. Richard White examines the two most enduring stories of the frontier, both told in Chicago in 1893, the year of the Columbian Exposition. One was Frederick Jackson Turner's remarkably influential l.

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  • OCLC: ocm44961916
  • ISBN: 9780520915329 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0520915321 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0585115508 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780585115504 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780520088436 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0520088433 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780520088443 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0520088441 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1283382121
  • ISBN: 9781283382120
  • ISBN: 9786613382122
  • ISBN: 6613382124
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 116 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Publisher: The Library, ©1994.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Frederick Jackson Turner and Buffalo Bill; The Adventures of the Frontier in the Twentieth Century; Checklist of Materials Exhibited.
Note: English.
Subject: Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932 > Exhibitions.
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 > Exhibitions.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.) > Exhibitions.
West (U.S.) > History > Exhibitions.

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