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The Resource America's frontier culture : three essays, Ray A. Billington ; foreword by W. Turrentine Jackson

America's frontier culture : three essays, Ray A. Billington ; foreword by W. Turrentine Jackson

Label
America's frontier culture : three essays
Title
America's frontier culture
Title remainder
three essays
Statement of responsibility
Ray A. Billington ; foreword by W. Turrentine Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ray A. Billington has often been called the "dean" of Western historians. In America's Frontier Culture: Three Essays, he studies the three-century-long process of westering that forged the American characteristics of resourcefulness, individualism and democracy, and upward social mobility." ""The American Frontiersman" looks at the mountain men of the fur trade who succumbed to the wilderness world in which they found themselves and were forced to begin the climb upward to civilization once more. In "The Frontier and American Culture" the author suggests that although many backwoodsmen seceded from civilization, others made a heroic effort to perpetuate their culture. And in "Cowboys, Indians, and the Land of Promise" Billington reviews the world-wide myths of the American West - its violence and lawlessness on the one hand and its ripe abundance on the other."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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1903-1981.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Billington, Ray Allen
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Essays on the American West
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indians of North America
  • Cowboys
  • West (U.S.)
Label
America's frontier culture : three essays, Ray A. Billington ; foreword by W. Turrentine Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1977
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Foreword.
  • p. 11
  • American Frontiersman.
  • p. 19
  • Frontier and American Culture.
  • p. 51
  • Cowboys, Indians, and the Land of Promise.
  • p. 74
Control code
ocm51437443
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
97 p.
Isbn
9781585442638
Label
America's frontier culture : three essays, Ray A. Billington ; foreword by W. Turrentine Jackson
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1977
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Foreword.
  • p. 11
  • American Frontiersman.
  • p. 19
  • Frontier and American Culture.
  • p. 51
  • Cowboys, Indians, and the Land of Promise.
  • p. 74
Control code
ocm51437443
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
97 p.
Isbn
9781585442638

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