In this Book
- Go East, Young Man: Imagining the American West as the Orient
- Published by: Utah State University Press
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Transference of Oriental images and identities to the American landscape and its inhabitants, especially in the West—in other words, portrayal of the West as the "Orient"—has been a common aspect of American cultural history. Place names offer notable examples—think of the Jordan River or Pyramid Lake—but the imagery and its varied meanings are more widespread and significant. Understanding that range and significance, especially to the western part of the continent, means coming to terms with the complicated, nuanced ideas of the Orient and of the North American continent that European Americans brought to the West. Such complexity is what historical geographer Richard Francaviglia unravels in this book.
Table of Contents
- pp. ix-x
- I. The Frontier West as the Orient (ca. 1810–1920)
- pp. 23-24
- 4. Finding New Eden: The American Southwest
- pp. 126-154
- II. The Modern West as the Orient (ca. 1920–2010)
- pp. 221-222
- pp. 308-328
- pp. 329-342
- pp. 343-350