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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