The American West

HIST 1979B S01 [CRN: 25620]

Lone horsemen. Teepees gathered along riverbanks. Shootouts in dusty streets. Railroad tracks stretching out across the plains. These are common visions of the American West, and they convey many of the myths of America: the frontier spirit, the vanishing Indian, the American dream. This course will examine these myths and the cultural, political, and environmental realities that both informed and undermined them over the course of two hundred years. Readings will range widely across both space and time, moving with communities across deserts, national boundaries, mountain ranges, and plains as they come into various forms of contact with one another. Enrollment limited to 20. M
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Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
4:00 pm - 6:20 pm Tue - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
16 (May 7, 2014 2:00pm)