Searching the Shadows: Thoughts on the West’s Political History An Extended Field Note
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This article compares two works, Greg Grandin’s The End of Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (2019) and Heather Cox Richardson’s How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America (2020), as a microcosm of the greater field of American political history. In particular, the author focuses on ideologies and platforms that evolved in the American West--particularly Populism and progressivism--that have had an outsized effect on today's political landscape.
Herman, Daniel J. "Searching the Shadows: Thoughts on the West’s Political History An Extended Field Note." Western Historical Quarterly, 53(2), 117-143. https://doi.org/10.1093/whq/whac001
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