The Rhetoric of the American West
A guide to resources for PWR 1MG: The Rhetoric of the American West. Topics include: conservation, ecology, and expansion; identity, race, and cultural encounters; film and Hollywood; or Western industries, such as the railroad or contemporary technology.
Background/Reference Sources for the Rhetoric of the American West
Use these sources to help you pick a topic and to provide context to your research based argument.
Suggested books in different call number ranges
- Basson, Lauren L. White enough to be American?: race mixing, indigenous people, and the boundaries of state and nation E99 .M693 B37 2008.
- The Black Panther Party: service to the people programs. HV3185 .O35 B55 2008
- Brands, H.W. The age of gold [electronic resource]: the California Gold Rush: the new American dream. 2003.
- Dashing Diamond Dick and other classic dime novels. PS648 .D55 D37 2007
- Horsman, Reginald. Feast or famine: food and drink in American westward expansion. TX715.2 .W47 H67
- "This land was Mexican once": histories of resistance from Northern California. F868 .N2 H45 2007, also online
- Suggested Series:
- The American West: The Multicultural West - includes documents and many links
- Autry National Center includes - Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Museum of the American West, Institute for the Study of the American West - all in Los Angeles, many resources and exhibits
- The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley - large collection of Western Americana; see also their California Heritage Collection
- Calisphere – primary documents on California history, including Gold Rush era, closing of the frontier, etc., links to more than 300 UC web sites, include JARDA (Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives)
- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1955-, see “Research”