9780806136943

Ghostwest: Reflections Past And Present

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806136943

  • ISBN10:

    0806136944

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-30
  • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr

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Summary

"Our sense of place today is permeated by ghosts from the past. In GhostWest, Ann Ronald takes the reader to actual historical sites where something once happened. Using the metaphor of hauntings, she reflects on how western history, literature and lore continue to shape our visceral impressions of these sites." "GhostWest covers sites in seventeen western states, including the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana, Willa Cather's Nebraska prairies and the Murrah Building bombing site in Oklahoma. Through these settings and their phantoms, the author mulls questions about why we find such ambience and artifacts so compelling."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Ann Ronald is Foundation Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Table of Contents

Introduction : shadowed placesp. 3
Montana : battle stationsp. 11
Kansas : buffalo groundsp. 27
Texas : cowboy countryp. 33
Wyoming : a rendezvousp. 53
Colorado : savage basinsp. 59
Oregon : sand and seap. 81
North Dakota : train timep. 87
Nevada : buried bonesp. 109
California : sand castlesp. 113
Arizona : the old pueblop. 131
Nebraska : catherlandp. 135
New Mexico : land of enchantmentp. 153
South Dakota : sculptured stonep. 159
Oklahoma : shades of the pastp. 171
Utah : Glen Canyon reservoirp. 177
Idaho : lava landp. 197
Washington : ancient forestsp. 203
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