Now available on Project MUSE, Western American Literature 50.2, summer 2015.

Table of Contents:


From the Editor: Fifty Years and Counting

Tom Lynch


The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism in True GritThe Lovelorn Character of Mattie Ross

Lloyd M. Daigrepont


Ruth Nichols, Sky Girl, and the Aerial Frontier

Fred Erisman


“August on Sourdough”: An Archival View of Gary Snyder’s Intercultural Poetics

Andrew Hageman


Book Reviews

Susan Naramore Maher, Deep Map Country: Literary Cartography of the Great Plains

Robert T. Tally Jr.


John T. Price, The Tallgrass Prairie Reader

Matthew J. C. Cella


Katheryn Cornell Dolan, Beyond the Fruited Plain: Food and Agriculture in U.S. Literature, 1850-1905

Daniel Clausen


Michael L. Tate, editor; with the assistance of Will Bagley and Richard L. Rieck. The Great Medicine Road, Part 1: Narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trail, 1840-1848

Deborah Lawrence


Joshua B. Nelson, Progressive Traditions: Identity in Cherokee Literature and Culture

Phillip H. Round


Maxine Oland, Siobhan M. Hart, and Liam Frink, eds., Decolonizing Indigenous Histories: Exploring Prehistoric/Colonial Transitions in Archeology

Ann E. Lundberg


Manuel Broncano, Religion in Cormac McCarthy's Fiction: Apocryphal Borderlands

Megan Riley McGilchrist


Cathryn Halverson, Playing House in the American West: Western Women’s Life Narratives 1839-1987

Margaret Doane


Mark Asquith, The Lost Frontier: Reading Annie Proulx’s Wyoming Stories

Julie Scanlon


David M. Wrobel, Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression

Susan Roberson


David Gessner, All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

Michael P. Branch


Kim Bancroft, The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: The Damn Good Times of a Fiercely Independent Publisher

Gioia Woods


Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey, Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence

Eve Oishi

Tom Lynch
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