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New Westers: The West in Contemporary American Culture

Michael L. Johnson

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ISBN 10: 0700607633 / ISBN 13: 9780700607631
Published by University Press of Kansas, 1996
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Title: New Westers: The West in Contemporary ...

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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New Westers refers to men or women - many of whom may have never even ridden a horse - who seek to relive the cowboy lifestyle of the Old West. This work examines the effect of the West on modern American culture, exploring the differences between traditional and contemporary cultural influences.


"Provocative, engaging, and well worth the reader's effort."Western Historical Quarterly

"Johnson has produced a fascinating and truly impressive book that anyone interested in the Western United States must read."New Mexico Historical Review

"Break out your favorite cowboy/girl outfit, settle back, and enjoy a delightful ride with the New Westers. Johnson runs the gamut of current Western culturefrom poets, novelists, and historians to singers, dancers, and rodeo riders. Whatever you like about the New West, Johnson has something refreshing to say about it!"Richard W. Slatta, author of Cowboys of the Americas and The Cowboy Encyclopedia

"Illuminating, very well written and easy to read."Tony Hillerman

"A lively, entertaining, and well-written survey of the role of the West in recent American culture that will appeal to all readers."Richard W. Etulain, coauthor of The American West and editor of Writing Western History

"New Westers brings it all togethermovies and fashion, historians and architects, chili-eating and two-stepping. A readable roundup of all of the manifestations of America's most recent flirtation with the West of the imagination."Elliott West, author of The Way to the West

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