Becoming Western: Stories of Culture and Identity in the Cowboy State

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In the Cowboy State (also known as Wyoming), the Wild West has never died. The West has long been the favored repository of the East's cultural fantasies, and in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Eastern expectations and demands largely shaped Wyoming's image in this role. Becoming Western shows how the myth of the "American West" has acted as a force both in history and in individual lives. Liza J. Nicholas interrogates the creation of Western lore by looking at five stories that focus on, respectively, Jack ...

Becoming Western: Stories of Culture and Identity in the Cowboy State 2008, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803220690

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Becoming Western: Stories of Culture and Identity in the Cowboy State 2006, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803233508

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