The Fatal Environment

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  • Paperback
  • 656 pages
  • The Fatal Environment
  • Richard Slotkin
  • English
  • 06 August 2017
  • 080613030X

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The Fatal Environment In The Fatal Environment, Richard Slotkin Demonstrates How The Myth Of Frontier Expansion And Subjugation Of The Indians Helped To Justify The Course Of America S Rise To Wealth And Power Using Custer S Last Stand As A Metaphor For What Americans Feared Might Happen If The Frontier Should Be Closed And The Savage Element Be Permitted To Dominate The Civilized, Slotkin Shows The Emergence By Of A Myth Redefined To Help Americans Respond To The Confusion And Strife Of Industrialization And Imperial Expansion

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10 thoughts on “The Fatal Environment

  1. James Murphy says:

    It s Slotkin s thesis that America s myths of the frontier are central to her history and that at their core is the belief that economic, moral, and spiritual progress can only be achieved by the advance of civilized society into virgin wilderness and by the subjugation of the nature and savage peoples encountered there Slotkin says the meaning of the Myth and the direction of American history can be seen as various representations of Indian wars And so in this 2d volume of Slotkin s monumenta It s Slotkin s thesis that America s myths of the frontier are central to her history and that at their core is the belief that economic, moral, and spiritual progress can only be achieved by the advance of civilized society into virgin wilderness and by the subjugation of the nature and savage peoples encountered there Slotkin says the meaning of the Myth and the direction of American history can be seen as various representations of Indian wars And so in this 2d volume of Slotkin s monumental trilogy analyzing the idea of the American frontier, we read about the impact of James Feni Cooper s Leatherstocking myth, the Mexican War seen as the elimination of savagery, the railroad frontier, Custer seen as redemptive sacrifice, and a deep study of why Indian and Negro policies differed, all of it leading to the new reality of class in a rapid industrialization at the close of the century seen as another kind of frontier This is big history I believe it great history

  2. Justinbwood says:

    100 pages in and I m willing to give it 5 stars.Fantastic work based simply on its explanation of the workings of myth and how narratives are used by social and political systems A must read for perspective on how culture can be defined by its stories An academic work in its disposition, it s nevertheless a compelling read.

  3. Humphrey says:

    Slotkin s work is a must read in this field for obvious reasons his scope is incredible, and his thesis even when you find yourself disagreeing with it in certain cases is incredibly potent.