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The fatal environment : the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890, by Richard Slotkin

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The fatal environment : the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890
Title
The fatal environment
Title remainder
the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Slotkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Awards note
Kate Broocks Bates Award entry.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slotkin, Richard
Dewey number
973/.072
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.S6 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • American literature
  • United States
  • Myth
Label
The fatal environment : the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890, by Richard Slotkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-618) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Myth is the Language of historical memory. Exposition: the frontier as myth and ideology -- Myth and historical memory -- The frontier myth as a theory of development -- pt. II. The language of the frontier myth. Regeneration through violence: history as an Indian war, 1675-1820 -- Ideology and fiction: the role of Cooper -- pt. III. Metropolis vs. frontier. The backwash of a closing frontier: industrialization and the hiatus of expansion, 1820-1845 -- Utopia/dystopia: plantation, factory, and city, 1820-1845 -- pt. IV. Myth of a new frontier: renewal and breakdown, 1845-1850. A choice of frontiers: Texas, Mexico, and the far West, 1835-1850 -- The myth that wasn't: literary responses to the Mexican War, 1847-1850 -- pt. V. The railroad frontier, 1850-1860. Prophecy of the iron horse -- The ideology of race conflict, 1848-1858 -- The inversion of the frontier hero: William Walker and John Brown, 1855-1860 -- pt. VI. Toward the last frontier, 1860-1876. Regimentation and reconstruction: the emergence of a managerial ideology, 1860-1873 -- The reconstruction of class and racial symbolism, 1865-1876 -- The new El Dorado, 1874 -- pt. VII. The boy general, 1839-1876. West Point, Wall Street, and the Wild West, 1839-1868 -- The boy general returns; or, Custer's revenge, 1868-1876 -- pt. VIII. The last stand as ideological object, 1876-1890. To the last man: assembling the last stand myth, 1876 -- The Indian war comes home: the great strike of 1877 -- Morgan's last stand: literary mythology and the specter of revolution, 1876-1890
Control code
ocm10925483
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 636 pages
Isbn
9780689114106
Lccn
83045084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)10925483
Label
The fatal environment : the myth of the frontier in the age of industrialization, 1800-1890, by Richard Slotkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-618) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Myth is the Language of historical memory. Exposition: the frontier as myth and ideology -- Myth and historical memory -- The frontier myth as a theory of development -- pt. II. The language of the frontier myth. Regeneration through violence: history as an Indian war, 1675-1820 -- Ideology and fiction: the role of Cooper -- pt. III. Metropolis vs. frontier. The backwash of a closing frontier: industrialization and the hiatus of expansion, 1820-1845 -- Utopia/dystopia: plantation, factory, and city, 1820-1845 -- pt. IV. Myth of a new frontier: renewal and breakdown, 1845-1850. A choice of frontiers: Texas, Mexico, and the far West, 1835-1850 -- The myth that wasn't: literary responses to the Mexican War, 1847-1850 -- pt. V. The railroad frontier, 1850-1860. Prophecy of the iron horse -- The ideology of race conflict, 1848-1858 -- The inversion of the frontier hero: William Walker and John Brown, 1855-1860 -- pt. VI. Toward the last frontier, 1860-1876. Regimentation and reconstruction: the emergence of a managerial ideology, 1860-1873 -- The reconstruction of class and racial symbolism, 1865-1876 -- The new El Dorado, 1874 -- pt. VII. The boy general, 1839-1876. West Point, Wall Street, and the Wild West, 1839-1868 -- The boy general returns; or, Custer's revenge, 1868-1876 -- pt. VIII. The last stand as ideological object, 1876-1890. To the last man: assembling the last stand myth, 1876 -- The Indian war comes home: the great strike of 1877 -- Morgan's last stand: literary mythology and the specter of revolution, 1876-1890
Control code
ocm10925483
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 636 pages
Isbn
9780689114106
Lccn
83045084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)10925483

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