The End of the Myth – Greg Grandin
epub | 6.46 MB | English | Isbn:B076B2DNJL |
Author: Greg Grandin | PAge: 375 | Year: 2019
From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump’s border wall.
Ever since this nation’s inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States’ belief in itself as an exceptional nation-dematic, individualistic, forward-looking. Today, though, America hasa new symbol: the border wall.
In The End of the Myth, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaningof the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history-from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016. For centuries, he shows, America’s constant expansion-fighting wars and opening markets-served as a "gate of escape," helping to deflect domestic political and economic conflicts outward. But this…
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