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A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Clyde A. Milner


This book presents a view of the history of the American West at the end of the 20th century. It is a systematic assessment of the current state of Western history. The book covers major new areas of emphasis. The debate over the history of the American West has become as energetic as the older debate over the meaning of the frontier in American history. Contrived confrontations are tedious, but legitimate intellectual inquiry can be exciting. Other voices need to be included in this intellectual conversation. For this reason, scholars of diverse backgrounds and interests have written shorter ... More

Keywords: American West, 20th century, history, Frederick Jackson Turner, frontier, gender, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195100471
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clyde A. Milner, editor
Utah State University