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The Resource In the work of their hands is their prayer : cultural narrative and redemption on the American frontiers, 1830-1930, Joel Daehnke

In the work of their hands is their prayer : cultural narrative and redemption on the American frontiers, 1830-1930, Joel Daehnke

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In the work of their hands is their prayer : cultural narrative and redemption on the American frontiers, 1830-1930
Title
In the work of their hands is their prayer
Title remainder
cultural narrative and redemption on the American frontiers, 1830-1930
Statement of responsibility
Joel Daehnke
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the Work of Their Hands Is Their Prayer examines a hundred years of writing about the frontier experience. Paying particular attention to attitudes about human activity and the transformative power of the American landscape, Joel Daehnke asserts that Manifest Destiny embodied a tense, often contradictory union of Christian and secular views of social progress."
  • "Enlisting works by Mark Twain and Willa Cather, as well as noncanonical sources, such as private journals, Daehnke examines the manner in which the imagery of the human figure at work and play in the frontier landscape participated in the nationalist, "civilizing" project of westward expansion. While acknowledging the growing secularization of American life, Daehnke surveys the continuing claims of the Christian redemptive scheme as a powerful symbolic domain for these writers' reflections on social progress and the potential for human perfectibility in the landscapes of the West."--Jacket
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DLC
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1959-
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Daehnke, Joel
Dewey number
810.9/32
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.F7
LC item number
D34 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Literature and history
  • Redemption in literature
  • Progress in literature
  • West (U.S.)
Label
In the work of their hands is their prayer : cultural narrative and redemption on the American frontiers, 1830-1930, Joel Daehnke
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-290) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
In the work of their hands is their prayer: desire, history, and the drama of the American frontiers -- "Necessary nothings" and "minor deprivations": cultivating the frontier marketplace in Caroline Kirkland's A new home, who'll follow? -- Marvelous possessions: reaffirming the sacred, redeeming the profane in Yellowstone National Park -- Bonanzas and borascas, accounts and "no accounts": Dan De Quille, Mark Twain, and the fortunate landscape of Nevada's Comstock lode -- "Our life exempt from public haunt": national manhood, the fraternity of anglers, and the blessings of American leisure -- "At our meanest tasks": redemption and the domestic economy in Willa Cather's Death comes for the archbishop -- "Having done with calendared time": the corpus of mission and the enigmatic ends of history
Control code
52348893
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780821415023
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003051078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
In the work of their hands is their prayer : cultural narrative and redemption on the American frontiers, 1830-1930, Joel Daehnke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-290) 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
In the work of their hands is their prayer: desire, history, and the drama of the American frontiers -- "Necessary nothings" and "minor deprivations": cultivating the frontier marketplace in Caroline Kirkland's A new home, who'll follow? -- Marvelous possessions: reaffirming the sacred, redeeming the profane in Yellowstone National Park -- Bonanzas and borascas, accounts and "no accounts": Dan De Quille, Mark Twain, and the fortunate landscape of Nevada's Comstock lode -- "Our life exempt from public haunt": national manhood, the fraternity of anglers, and the blessings of American leisure -- "At our meanest tasks": redemption and the domestic economy in Willa Cather's Death comes for the archbishop -- "Having done with calendared time": the corpus of mission and the enigmatic ends of history
Control code
52348893
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780821415023
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003051078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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