The end of the Myth : : From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
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|Malletts Adult Books||Adult Book / Nonfiction / History / United States / General / Grandin, Greg||Malletts Creek Branch||Due 07-20-2020|
|Westgate Adult Books||Adult Book / Nonfiction / History / United States / General / Grandin, Greg||Westgate Branch||Due 07-31-2020|
All that space -- The alpha and the omega -- A Caucasian democracy -- The safety valve -- Are you ready for all these wars? -- The true relief -- The outer edge -- The pact of 1898 -- A fortress on the frontier -- A psychological twist -- A golden harvest -- Some demonic suction tube -- More, more, more -- The new preëmptor -- Crossing the blood meridian.
"A[n] ... interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump's border wall ... historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history--from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016"-- Provided by publisher.
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Fascinating must read for political pundits and history buffs submitted by mowjac on August 1, 2019, 12:16pm The frontier in American mythology drives so many metaphors, ideas and beliefs about our country and our future. Grandin looks at that myth historically, always aware of how it feeds the nation's ideas of self and possibility. His chapter on Andrew Jackson and the myth are reminiscent of modern events with Trump and his conclusions are important for any one interested in creating America's future.
New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 369 pages ; 25 cm
Henry Holt and Company.
Turner, Frederick Jackson, -- 1861-1932 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Borderlands -- United States.
National characteristics, American.
Exceptionalism -- United States.
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.