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One West, Two Myths: A Comparative Reader

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Carol Higham (Editor)
Robert Thacker (Editor)
978-1-55238-424-4 (Institutional PDF)
$44.95 CAD / $44.95 USD
204 pages
June 2004


About the Book: 

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. This volume provides an excellent introduction to this burgeoning area of study as it endeavours to engage the imaginations of those who are new to the subject.

About the Author(s): 

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 theAmerican Review of Canadian Studies0.