Virgin land: the American West as symbol and myth

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Harvard University Press, 1950 - History - 305 pages
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Review: Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth

User Review  - Mike Fink - Goodreads

This is a great book about a subject with which I'm more or less obsessed. Smith follows the trajectory of a number of interrelated (and sometimes actually disparate) myths about the American West as ... Read full review

Review: Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth

User Review  - Mk Yost - Goodreads

A fascinating take on the symbolism of the American west in the nineteenth century, though Nash may have over-simplified a few things (like the presence of Native Americans already occupying those lands). Read full review

Contents

EIGHTEENTHCENTURY ORIGINS
3
PASSAGE TO INDIA
16
William Gilpin
38
Copyright

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