Book Discussion on Winning the West with Words

Oklahoma City University professor James Buss examines the narrative, rhetoric, and language used by Anglo-Americans to justify westward… read more

Oklahoma City University professor James Buss examines the narrative, rhetoric, and language used by Anglo-Americans to justify westward expansion and the removal of Native Americans in his book Winning the West with Words: Language and Conquest in the Lower Great Lakes, which describes how the use of narrative language shaped the historical memory of the westward movement.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 9-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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Book Discussion on Winning the West with Words

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
First Aired:
May 5, 2012
Last Aired:
May 6, 2012

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  • May 05, 2012 | 1:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 05, 2012 | 3:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 06, 2012 | 9:11am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 06, 2012 | 4:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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