18 February 1982
Show More Plotting the Golden West: American Literature and the Rhetoric of the California Trail by Stephen Fender.
Cambridge, 241 pp., £15, January 1982, 0 521 23924 9Show More
Witnesses to a Vanishing America: The 19th-Century Response by Lee Clark Mitchell.
Princeton, 320 pp., £10.70, July 1981, 9780691064611Show More
“... concerned with the creation of Central Park), John Muir (Yosemite), Thomas Cole (it is a ‘question of vast importance how far it is practicable to restore the garden we have wasted’), Lyman Draper (‘delving and rummaging’ in the Allegheny region), Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Remington, Owen Wister, George Catlin (racing against time, painting as many Indian tribes as possible), Albert ...”