A New Significance

A New Significance : Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

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In 1893, Fredrick Jackson Turner published his revolutionary essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History." A century later, many of the country's most innovative scholars of Western history assembled at a conference at Utah State University under the direction of historian Clyde A. Milner II. Here they delivered essays meant to map the exciting new territory opened in recent years in the history of the West. Gathering the best of these essays, this collection aims to produce a compelling assessment of the newest Western historiography. The entries include William Deverell on the significance of the West in American history; David Gutierrez on Mexican Americans; Susan Rhodes Neel on nature and the environment; Gail M. Nomura on Asia and Asian Americans; Anne F. Hyde on cultural perceptions; David Rich Lewis on Native Americans; Susan Lee Johnson on men, women, and gender; and Qunitard Taylor on race and African-Americans. Each essay is accompanied by commentaries written by other top scholars, and the eminent historian Allan G. Bogue supplies a penetrating introduction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 153.9 x 233.4 x 17.5mm | 512.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, line illustrations
  • 0195100484
  • 9780195100488

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This collection is an essential component of the field and points to all the exciting work that has been generated in the last decade. The collection may fuel future debates that will continue to transform historical interpretations of the American West well into the twenty-first century. * New Mexico Historical Review *
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Gathering the best of essays produced at a conference at Utah State University, this collections aims to produce compelling assessment of the newest Western historiography.
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About Clyde A. Milner

Clyde A. Milner II is Professor of History at Utah State University. Editor of the Western Historical Quarterly, he is co-editor of The Oxford History of the American West (1994).
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