The Code of the West

The Code of the West Jesse James General Custer and Casey Jones The Pony Express The Momon handcart odyssey to Zion The Forty Niners pick and shovel pilgrimage to Mammon These are the colorful stuff of Western American

  • Title: The Code of the West
  • Author: Bruce A. Rosenberg
  • ISBN: 9780253313874
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jesse James, General Custer, and Casey Jones The Pony Express, The Momon handcart odyssey to Zion The Forty Niners pick and shovel pilgrimage to Mammon These are the colorful stuff of Western American folklore, part of an original and vital heritage passed on through songs, tales, and dime novels in the last century, and movies, advertising, and television serials in ouJesse James, General Custer, and Casey Jones The Pony Express, The Momon handcart odyssey to Zion The Forty Niners pick and shovel pilgrimage to Mammon These are the colorful stuff of Western American folklore, part of an original and vital heritage passed on through songs, tales, and dime novels in the last century, and movies, advertising, and television serials in our own In The Code of the West folklorist Bruce Rosenberg takes a look at some of the most durable legends of frontier days, explores the origins of their popularity, and deciphers the messages or code they communicate What emerges is a fuller understanding of American culture as a whole, for Rosenberg shows us that American attitudes toward the West have always been linked to the hopes, ideals, and aspirations of the nation.

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    1. Rearding this book was a total waste of time since the author has no real knowledge of the era, as is proven by the staggering number of factual errors. He also lacks any understanding of that period of history or the people who inhabited it. Then, he adds a dated veneer of 1960's pop psychology to the subject and the end result is supposed to be - folklore. But not once in its almost 200 pages, did I see even one new idea or insight - much less any kind of understanding of the overall subject o [...]

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