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By Nicolas S. Witschi

'A significant other to the Literature and tradition of the yank West' provides a chain of essays that discover the historical and modern cultural expressions rooted in America's western states.

• deals a complete method of the big variety of cultural expressions originating within the west
• makes a speciality of the intersections, complexities, and demanding situations chanced on inside of and among the several old and cultural teams that outline the west's quite a few certain regions
• Addresses routinely customary icons and ideas concerning the west (such as cowboys, wide-open areas, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and different nearby complexities
• good points essays written by means of some of the major students in western American cultural studies

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As prognosticators and pamphleteers spun out their own golden visions, the unquenchable demand from the mining counties year after year for a fantastic array of goods also spawned an immense import trade. The port of San Francisco mushroomed into a bustling commercial hub only months after the gold discovery, with hundreds of ships arriving and departing each year well into the 1850s. In the autumn of 1854, for example, the customs ledger kept to record activity in the port noted the arrival of many vessels, large and small, hailing from Great Britain, Denmark, Holland, Germany, France, Sweden, and Chile as well as the United States.

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