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Into the Wilderness Dream: Exploration Narratives of the American West, 1500-1805

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Not just an exploration of our early Western European roots, these rich chronicles read as literature, first-person narratives of the greatest exploration adventures in historic times.

From the Platonic vision of Atlantis to Arthur’s Avalon, pre-Columbus Europeans imagined fabulous lands to the west—and after 1492, initial reports of a new world filled with golden El Dorados, warrior queens, and Fountains of Youth merely provided confirmation.

Although these dreams were soon tempered by reality, explorers continued to set off with expectation that shaped what they say, how they saw, and how they reacted. This complex of attitudes continues to affect the way we view our world, and these accounts provide an excellent source for insight into the metaphorical systems that have permeated European and American writing about the West since the Sixteenth century.

Into the Wilderness Dreams draws from the best of three dozen accounts by the Spanish, French, English, and American explorers who came before Lewis and Clark, and explores the roots of present Western Euro-American culture.

 

Synopsis:

Selections from the best of three dozen accounts by the Spanish, French, English, and American explorers who came before Lewis and Clark. These rich chronicles read as literature, first-person narratives of the greatest exploration adventures in historic times.

About the Author

Donald A. Barclay is a reference librarian at New Mexico State University.

James H. Maguire is a professor of English at Boise State University.

Peter Wild is a professor of English at University of Arizona.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874804447
Editor:
Barclay, Donald A.
Editor:
Maguire, James H.
Editor:
Wild, Peter
Editor:
Barclay, Donald A.
Editor:
Maguire, James H.
Author:
Barclay, Donald A.
Author:
Maguire, James H.
Author:
Wild, Peter
Editor:
Wild, Peter
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Location:
Salt Lake City :
Subject:
History
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
West
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel Early works to 1800.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
West (U.S.) Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 664
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 13
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 18 up to 80

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