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By Nicolas S. Witschi

'A better half to the Literature and tradition of the yank West' provides a sequence of essays that discover the ancient and modern cultural expressions rooted in America's western states.

• deals a complete method of the big variety of cultural expressions originating within the west
• specializes in the intersections, complexities, and demanding situations discovered inside and among the various ancient and cultural teams that outline the west's a variety of distinct regions
• Addresses routinely favourite icons and concepts concerning the west (such as cowboys, wide-open areas, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and different local complexities
• positive aspects essays written by means of the various major students in western American cultural studies

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