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    20th Century West and Federal Government

    Patricia Limerick spoke to educators about westward expansion and the closing of the American West in the 20th century. She talked about how the West has been portrayed as both pastoral and…

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    Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show

    Louis Warren talked about his book Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show, published by Knopf. William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier,…

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    Western History Myths

    History professors talked about some of the prevailing myths about western history. The panel was titled “Doing Battle with the Zombies of Western History.” The zombies, they explained, are stories…

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    Teaching Western History

    A roundtable discussion was held on the different topics, issues, and methods used to teach American Western history as well as the direction of the academic field. Professor Warren asked questions submitted by…

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    Something in the Soil

    Professor Limerick talked about her book Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckoning in the New West, published by W.W. Norton. She described the history of the American West from the…

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    Praising and Appraising American Heroes

    Historian Stephen Ambrose and History Professor Patricia Limerick, University of Colorado at Boulder, debated about historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and…

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