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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

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

User Review  - 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

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

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

"The" work of cultural criticism on the American West. Nash Smith examines themes or myths that have defined how Americans think about the West - myths including that of the "mountain man" (Daniel ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

A great study of the interplay between american myths in literature and politics and social/political reality. The arguments I enjoyed the most were 1)how these myths fail us politically and 2) our ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

A great study of the interplay between american myths in literature and politics and social/political reality. The arguments I enjoyed the most were 1)how these myths fail us politically and 2) our ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

A pretty good study, but one that does seem to get hung up at times on one or two ideas. Read full review

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

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

A pretty good study, but one that does seem to get hung up at times on one or two ideas. Read full review

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