A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byClyde A. MilnerAs told byAllan G. Bogue

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In 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner published his revolutionary essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History." A century later, many of the country's most innovative scholars of Western history assembled at a conference at Utah State University under the direction ofhistorian Clyde A. Milner II. Here they delivered papers meant to map the exciting new territory opened in recent years in the history of the West. Gathering the best of these essays, this collection aims to produce a compelling assessment of the newest Western historiography. The timely, vigorousentries go beyond conventional narratives of westward expansion, and make clear the stimulating uses of scholarship informed by recent critical and multicultural theory. Contributors include William Deverell on the significance of the West in American history; David Gutierrez on Mexican Americansand cultural identity; Susan Rhoades Neel on nature and the environment; Gail M. Nomura on Asia and Asian Americans; Anne F. Hyde on cultural perceptions; David Rich Lewis on twentieth-century Native Americans; Susan Lee Johnson on men, women and gender; and Quintard Taylor on the history of AfricanAmericans in the West. Each essay is accompanied by commentaries written by other top scholars in the field, and the eminent historian Allan G. Bogue supplies a lucid introduction.

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Gathering the best of essays produced at a conference at Utah State University, this collections aims to produce compelling assessment of the newest Western historiography.

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In 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner published his revolutionary essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History." A century later, many of the country's most innovative scholars of Western history assembled at a conference at Utah State University under the direction ofhistorian Clyde A. Milner II. Here they delivered p...

Clyde A. Milner II is Professor of History at Utah State University. Editor of the Western Historical Quarterly, he is co-editor of The Oxford History of the American West (1994).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.17 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Gathering the best of essays produced at a conference at Utah State University, this collections aims to produce compelling assessment of the newest Western historiography.

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"The essays in A New Significance compel us to reformulate the concept of the West - and ultimately reveal that re-envisioning the region's history has long been the focus of ethnic historians....the essays in A New Significance offer refreshing ways to imagine the western past."--Journal ofAmerican Ethnic History