The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

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Product Number: GC1080
Released: Oct 24, 2017
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ISBN: #9781501982255
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"Our understanding of the American West has moved far beyond pop culture in recent years. The legendary people and events we associate with the Wild West - the last stand at the Alamo, the Battle of Little Bighorn, the exploits of Calamity Jane, the hardships of the Oregon Trail - are even more fascinating once the historical realities have been separated from the myths. Designed to shine a light on the American frontier, these 24 lectures are a way for you to experience the grit and grandeur of an epic period in American history. Professor Allitt uncovers new historical angles and perspectives about events and themes ranging from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Indian Removal Act to the creation America's first national parks. You'll cover more than 200 years of history and the most important events, themes and ideas that form the backbone of the frontier's reality - and legend. Among these: the Transcontinental Railroad, the idea of Manifest Destiny, the Gold Rush, the Trail of Tears, and (yes) cowboys. You'll also learn how popular culture - novels like Little House on the Prairie, paintings by artists like Frederic Remington, and decades of Western films - can actually clue us in to the intimate details of life for everyday men and women. Saddle up for an exciting adventure in learning. "

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Author(s): Patrick N. Allitt
Genre: History

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Author(s): Patrick N. Allitt
Narrator(s): Patrick N. Allitt
Genre: History
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Released: Oct 17, 2017
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Author(s): Patrick N. Allitt
Narrator(s): Patrick N. Allitt
Genre: History
Product Number GV0729
Released: Oct 25, 2017
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