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The Outer Edge of the Wave

American Frontiers in Las Vegas


Ingrid Eumann

Contents: The American Frontier - Conceptions and Theories – Western Lands and Turner’s Thesis – Expanding and Adapting the Concept – Las Vegas - Western Boomtown – History and Residents – Entertainment Metropolis – Promoting the Las Vegas Total – Las Vegas Literature and Film - Sin City and the American West – Overview and Critical Approach – Modern Westering – Cowboy Town – Transformations.