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The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

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Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924 - Bold, Christine, Dr.
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From Hollywood films to novels by Louis L'Amour and television series like Gunsmoke and Deadwood , the Wild West has exerted a powerful hold on the cultural imagination of the United States. Beginning with Theodore Roosevelt's founding of the Boone and Crockett Club in 1887, Christine Bold traces the origins and evolution of the western genre, revealing how a group of prominent eastern aristocrats-a cadre she terms "the frontier club" -created and propagated the myth of the Wild West to advance their own self-interest as ...

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Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924 2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199731794

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