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AFI Film Readers/Routledge
Janet Walker

Westerns: Films through History

Westerns: Films through History is among the first books to consider seriously the profound historical and historiographical functions of the film western. Contributors explore the mythic Wild West envisioned by Buffalo Bill Cody; the revisionist aims of recent westerns including Posse, Lone Star, and Dead Man; and how the genre contributes to our understanding of history and biography, settler colonialism and the genocide of Native Americans, race and counterhistories, music and songs of the west, and trauma studies.

With chapters by: Peter J. Bloom, Corey K. Creekmur, Claudia Gorbman, Kathryn Kalinak, Joy S. Kasson, Alexandra Keller, Tomas F. Sandoval, Jr., William G. Simon, Louise, Spece, Melinda Szaloky, Janet Walker



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