One West, Two Myths: A Comparative Reader

Edited by Carol Higham and C.L. Higham and Robert Thacker and Elliott West and Donald Worster and Gerald Friesen and Beth LaDow and Michel Hogue and Sheila McManus and Molly P. Rozum and Peter S. Morris

© 2004

What comes to mind when we think of the Old West? Often, our conceptions are accompanied by as much mythology and mystique as fact or truth. What are the differences in how the Canadian and American Wests are perceived? Did they develop differently or are they just perceived differently? How do our conceptions influence our perceptions? This reader explores the problems, importance, and results of comparing the Canadian and American Wests, critically examining how we conceptualize the history and development of the West and how that influences our perceptions. One West, Two Myths II: Essays on Comparison is an excellent introduction to this burgeoning area of study as it endeavours to engage the imaginations of those who are new to the subject. With Contributions By: Gerald Friesen C.L. Higham Michel Hogue Beth LaDow Sheila McManus Peter S. Morris Molly P. Rozum Elliott West Donald Worster
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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 204 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.6in x 8.9in
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One West, Two Myths: A Comparative Reader

Edited by Carol Higham and C.L. Higham and Robert Thacker and Elliott West and Donald Worster and Gerald Friesen and Beth LaDow and Michel Hogue and Sheila McManus and Molly P. Rozum and Peter S. Morris

© 2004

What comes to mind when we think of the Old West? Often, our conceptions are accompanied by as much mythology and mystique as fact or truth. What are the differences in how the Canadian and American Wests are perceived? Did they develop differently or are they just perceived differently? How do our conceptions influence our perceptions? This reader explores the problems, importance, and results of comparing the Canadian and American Wests, critically examining how we conceptualize the history and development of the West and how that influences our perceptions. One West, Two Myths II: Essays on Comparison is an excellent introduction to this burgeoning area of study as it endeavours to engage the imaginations of those who are new to the subject. With Contributions By: Gerald Friesen C.L. Higham Michel Hogue Beth LaDow Sheila McManus Peter S. Morris Molly P. Rozum Elliott West Donald Worster
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Product Details

  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 204 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.6in x 8.9in
Carol L. Higham is a visiting assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.|
Robert Thacker is professor of Canadian Studies at St. Lawrence University and the former editor of the American Review of Canadian Studies.