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HIST 3370. THE IMAGE OF THE AMERICAN WEST. 3 Hours.

The way the American West has been portrayed and the part the Western myth has played in a search for a national identity. First impressions of the new world; the West in colonial literature; fiction in the 19th and 20th centuries; art, music and film; Western themes in politics; recent variations of the Western myth; the way such developments have reflected changes in popular values and a sense of national purpose.