Witnesses to a Vanishing America: The Nineteenth-Century Response (Paperback)Lee Clark Mitchell (author)
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Propelled across the continent by notions of rugged individualism" and "manifest destiny," pioneer Americans soon discovered that such slogans only partly disguised the fact that building an empire meant destroying a wilderness. Through an astonishing range of media, they voiced their concern about America's westward mission. Drawing on a wide variety of evidence, Lee Clark Mitchell portrays the growing apprehensions
Originally published in 1981.
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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 454 g