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The Resource Something in the soil : legacies and reckonings in the New West, Patricia Nelson Limerick

Something in the soil : legacies and reckonings in the New West, Patricia Nelson Limerick

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Something in the soil : legacies and reckonings in the New West
Title
Something in the soil
Title remainder
legacies and reckonings in the New West
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Nelson Limerick
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the American West is a region of great views and great friction, vigorous economic expansion and equally vigorous social conflict. In Something in the Soil, Patricia Nelson Limerick continues the project she began with The Legacy of Conquest, traveling far outside the usual academic circles in order to bring past and present into a spirited encounter. Whether her topic is the rapid growth in the West today, the patent awfulness of most academic writing, the resurgent boom in Western gold mining, the unexamined - the increasingly ineffective - rituals of American environmentalists, or current struggles over the standing of the "Great White Men" of the frontier past, Limerick operates on the principle that history is an active presence in the West today - layers of collective memory that are, quite literally, "something in the soil." Her irreverence for conventional pieties coexists with her respect for the American Were's long history as a magnet for dreams of a better life."--Jacket
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DLC
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1951-
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Limerick, Patricia Nelson
Dewey number
978
Index
index present
LC call number
F591
LC item number
.L57 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Something in the soil : legacies and reckonings in the New West, Patricia Nelson Limerick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-374) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Haunted America -- The adventures of the frontier in the twentieth century -- The case of the premature departure: the trans-Mississippi West and American history textbooks -- Historical lessons on Anza Day -- John Sutter: prototype for failure -- Turnerians all: the dream of a helpful history in an intelligible world -- Mission to the environmentalists -- Disorientation and reorientation: the American landscape discovered from the West -- The Gold Rush and the shaping of the American West -- Peace initiative: using the Mormons to rethink culture and ethnicity in American history -- Will the real Californian please stand up? -- The shadows of Heaven itself: the demanding dreams of the American West -- Believing in the American West -- A how-to guide for the academic going public -- Dancing with professors: the trouble with academic prose -- Limerick's rules of verbal etiquette
Control code
42420946
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780393037883
Lccn
99047246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Something in the soil : legacies and reckonings in the New West, Patricia Nelson Limerick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-374) 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
Haunted America -- The adventures of the frontier in the twentieth century -- The case of the premature departure: the trans-Mississippi West and American history textbooks -- Historical lessons on Anza Day -- John Sutter: prototype for failure -- Turnerians all: the dream of a helpful history in an intelligible world -- Mission to the environmentalists -- Disorientation and reorientation: the American landscape discovered from the West -- The Gold Rush and the shaping of the American West -- Peace initiative: using the Mormons to rethink culture and ethnicity in American history -- Will the real Californian please stand up? -- The shadows of Heaven itself: the demanding dreams of the American West -- Believing in the American West -- A how-to guide for the academic going public -- Dancing with professors: the trouble with academic prose -- Limerick's rules of verbal etiquette
Control code
42420946
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780393037883
Lccn
99047246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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