Faculty Advisor

Trimbur, John

Abstract

The Western movie was more than just a popular film genre. The Western created a mythic image of America that not only helped tell the American story, but also provided a medium to challenge political and social norms. The myth would eventually become so ingrained in American society that it would help dictate American foreign policy and spur a major revisionist movement, leading to the Westerns' own downfall. Understanding the Western is understanding America in the twentieth century.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Humanities and Arts

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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