Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression
David M. Wrobel
Page count: 320 pages
File size: 4.8 MB
Looking at both European and American travelers’ accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon’s Blue Highways, David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation’s romantic entanglement with its western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses to our history who deserve new attention.