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By Nicolas S. Witschi

ISBN-10: 1405187336

ISBN-13: 9781405187336

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

• bargains a accomplished method of the big variety of cultural expressions originating within the west
• specializes in the intersections, complexities, and demanding situations came across inside of and among the various old and cultural teams that outline the west's quite a few unique regions
• Addresses normally standard icons and ideas concerning the west (such as cowboys, wide-open areas, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and different local complexities
• beneficial properties essays written through the various best students in western American cultural studies

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Bennett, Emerson. (1849). Lena Leoti, or, Adventures in the Far West. Cincinnati: Stratton. Bennett, Emerson. (1852). Viola, or, Adventures in the Far Southwest. Philadelphia: Peterson. Cooper, James Fenimore. (1827). The Prairie. Philadelphia, Carey & Lea. Coyner, David H. (1847). The Lost Trappers: A Collection of Scenes and Events in the Rocky Mountains. New York: Hurst. Dallam, James. (1848). The Deaf Spy: A Tale Founded Upon Incidents in the History of Texas. Baltimore: Taylor. Decalves, Alonso [John Trumbull].

376). Other business people found that flush times in California meant good prospects in many other undertakings as well. California’s booming cities, for instance, contained fast-growing populations that comprised large markets in themselves as well as way stations for supplies and equipment funneled on to the mining country. Merchants like Collis Huntington, his eventual partner Mark Hopkins, and other aspiring entrepreneurs, in their struggle for success, cultivated a detailed appreciation of the possibilities for any merchandise.

Although the vast majority of those who attempted to earn their golden reward from the mines had failed to do more than pay their expenses, many of the Argonauts still found aspects of life in California too tempting to abandon easily. Intoxicated by the wonders of its climate, the beauties of its landscapes, or the richness of its natural resources, various gold seekers found new employment for their talents and their energies. John S. Hittell, in an 1869 address to the Society of California Pioneers on the anniversary of Admission Day, recounted his vision of what California had offered and would offer to the Argonauts who had put aside their restless ways to stay on the Pacific Coast: She gave to all a cherished home, a sunny and genial sky, a fertile soil, a delightful landscape, a clime suited to the development of every energy, the companionship of the most intelligent and enterprising people, and a site suited for the great city and for the concentration of the commerce of a wealthy coast.

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