Over the Edge: Remapping the American West
by V. J. Matsumoto, B. Allmendinger
Publisher: University of California Press 1999
Number of pages: 411
From the Gold Rush to rush hour, the history of the American West is fraught with diverse, subversive, and at times downright eccentric elements. This provocative volume challenges traditional readings of western history and literature, and redraws the boundaries of the American West with absorbing essays ranging widely on topics from tourism to immigration, from environmental battles to interethnic relations, and from law to film.
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