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Henry Nash Smith • 21 Items / 6 Books, 1 Article, 14 Reviews
Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth (1950)
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    American History (Review)
    Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth, by Henry Nash Smith
    1. Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth by Henry Nash Smith
    The American Historical Review, July 1951, pp. 905-906
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    The Myth of the Garden (Review)
    Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth, by Henry Nash Smith
    1. Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth by Henry Nash Smith
    The Nation, April 1, 1950, pp. 303-304
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    Book Notes (Review)
    Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth, by Henry Nash Smith
    1. Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth by Henry Nash Smith
    Political Science Quarterly, December 1950, p. 637
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    Shibboleths & Incantations We Grew On (Review)
    Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth, by Henry Nash Smith
    1. Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth by Henry Nash Smith
    The Saturday Review, May 13, 1950, p. 17
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    Pick of the Paperbacks (9 Reviews)
    Rogue Herries, by Hugh Walpole
    1. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole
    2. The Social History of Art by Arnold Hauser
    3. The Ballad of Tradition by Gordon Hall Gerould
    4. The Seven Islands by Jon Godden
    5. The Uses of the Past: Profiles of Former Societies by Herbert J. Muller
    6. Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth by Henry Nash Smith
    7. Lucy Crown by Irwin Shaw
    8. The Old Santa Fe Trail by Stanley Vestal
    9. Form and Function by Horatio Greenough
    The Saturday Review, September 21, 1957, p. 41
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    New Books (12 Reviews)
    Economists, Intellectuals, and God
    1. Making Capitalism Work by Dexter Merriam Keezer
    2. The Social Costs of Private Enterprise by K. William Kapp
    3. Taxes and Economic Incentives by Lewis H. Kimmel
    4. The Future of Democratic Capitalism by Thurman W. Arnold, Morris L. Ernst, and Adolf A. Berle, Jr., ...
    5. The New Society by Peter F. Drucker
    6. The ABC of the Federal Reserve System by Edwin Walter Kemmerer
    7. Federal Reserve Policy-Making by George Leland Bach
    8. America's New Frontier: The Mountain West by Morris E. Garnsey
    9. Of Men and Mountains by William O. Douglas
    10. Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth by Henry Nash Smith
    11. Bold New Program by Willard R. Espy
    12. The United States and the Restoration of World Trade by William Adams Brown, Jr.
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1950, pp. 105-108
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    How the West Was Won or Lost (33 Reviews)
    The Mythic West in Twentieth-Century America, by Robert G. Athearn
    1. The Mythic West in Twentieth-Century America by Robert G. Athearn
    2. Myth of the West by Chris Bruce
    3. Forgotten Frontier by A. Dudley Gardner and Verla R. Flores
    4. New Lands, New Men by William H. Goetzmann
    5. The West of the Imagination by William H. Goetzmann and William N. Goetzmann, ...
    6. The Legacy of Conquest by Patricia Nelson Limerick
    7. The Female Frontier by Glenda Riley
    8. Cannery Women, Cannery Lives by Vicki L. Ruiz
    9. The Conquest of Paradise by Kirkpatrick Sale
    10. Far from Home by Lillian Schlissel, Byrd Gibbens, and Elizabeth Hampsten, ...
    11. Western Women: Their Land, Their Lives by Lillian Schlissel, Janice Monk, and Vicki L. Ruiz, ...
    12. Cowboys of the Americas by Richard W. Slatta
    13. Beyond the Mythic West by Stewart L. Udall
    14. Many Tender Ties by Sylvia Van Kirk
    15. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s by Donald Worster
    16. Rivers of Empire by Donald Worster
    17. We Pointed Them North by E.C. Abbott and Helena Huntington Smith
    18. Sky Determines: An Interpretation of the Southwest by Ross Calvin
    19. Son of the Morning Star by Evan S. Connell
    20. The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic by Angie Debo
    21. The Road to Disappearance by Angie Debo
    22. Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His Place by Angie Debo
    23. Exploration and Empire by William H. Goetzmann
    24. Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman by J. Evetts Haley
    25. The Trail Drivers of Texas by J. Marvin Hunter
    26. Turner, Bolton, and Webb by Wilbur R. Jacobs, John Walton Caughey, and Joe Bertram Frantz, ...
    27. The Comanche Barrier to South Plains Settlement by Rupert Norval Richardson
    28. Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth by Henry Nash Smith
    29. The American Cowboy by Lonn Taylor and Ingrid Maar
    30. The Significance of the Frontier, and Other Essays by Frederick Jackson Turner
    31. The Plains Across by John D. Unruh, Jr.
    32. The Great Plains by Walter Prescott Webb
    33. The Great Frontier by Walter Prescott Webb
    The New Republic, October 22, 1990, pp. 32-37