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The Resource The end of the myth : from the frontier to the wall in the mind of America, Greg Grandin

The end of the myth : from the frontier to the wall in the mind of America, Greg Grandin

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The end of the myth : from the frontier to the wall in the mind of America
Title
The end of the myth
Title remainder
from the frontier to the wall in the mind of America
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Greg Grandin
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Language
eng
Summary
"From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump's border wall. Ever since this nation's inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States' belief in itself as an exceptional nation--democratic, individualistic, forward-looking. Today, though, America has a new symbol: the border wall. In The End of the Myth, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history--from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016. For centuries, he shows, America's constant expansion--fighting wars and opening markets--served as a "gate of escape," helping to deflect domestic political and economic conflicts outward. But this deflection meant that the country's problems, from racism to inequality, were never confronted directly. And now, the combined catastrophe of the 2008 financial meltdown and our unwinnable wars in the Middle East have slammed this gate shut, bringing political passions that had long been directed elsewhere back home. It is this new reality, Grandin says, that explains the rise of reactionary populism and racist nationalism, the extreme anger and polarization that catapulted Trump to the presidency. The border wall may or may not be built, but it will survive as a rallying point, an allegorical tombstone marking the end of American exceptionalism"--
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1962-
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Grandin, Greg
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.G76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Turner, Frederick Jackson
  • Turner, Frederick Jackson
  • Frontier thesis
  • Borderlands
  • National characteristics, American
  • Exceptionalism
  • Nationalism
  • Borderlands
  • Exceptionalism
  • Frontier thesis
  • National characteristics, American
  • Nationalism
  • United States
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The end of the myth : from the frontier to the wall in the mind of America, Greg Grandin
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : fleeing forward -- All that space -- The alpha and the omega -- A Caucasian democracy -- The safety valve -- Are you ready for all these wars? -- The true relief -- The outer edge -- The pact of 1898 -- Fortress on the frontier -- A psychological twist -- Society became atomic -- A demonic suction tube -- More, more, more -- The new preëmptor -- The desert is a big place -- Epilogue : the significance of the wall in American history
Control code
on1057732664
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 369 pages
Isbn
9781250179821
Lccn
2018027790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057732664
Label
The end of the myth : from the frontier to the wall in the mind of America, Greg Grandin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : fleeing forward -- All that space -- The alpha and the omega -- A Caucasian democracy -- The safety valve -- Are you ready for all these wars? -- The true relief -- The outer edge -- The pact of 1898 -- Fortress on the frontier -- A psychological twist -- Society became atomic -- A demonic suction tube -- More, more, more -- The new preëmptor -- The desert is a big place -- Epilogue : the significance of the wall in American history
Control code
on1057732664
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 369 pages
Isbn
9781250179821
Lccn
2018027790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057732664

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