Title

Searching the Shadows: Thoughts on the West’s Political History An Extended Field Note

Document Type

Article

Department or Administrative Unit

History

Publication Date

2-15-2022

Abstract

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.

Comments

This article was originally published in Western Historical Quarterly. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.

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Journal

Western Historical Quarterly

Rights

© The Author(s) 2022. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Western History Association. All rights reserved.

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