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vii, contents <br><hr> <br><hr> Contents <BR><HR><BR> <TOC> Preface 00 Chronology 00 Introduction: Closing the Wilderness, Opening the Frontier 000 Part I: The Western Text 1 The Imagined West: Lewis Evans 000 2 The Contested West: John Filson's Kentucke 000 Part II: Improvement 3 Textual Boundaries, Discursive Control: Stories of the Land in the Susquehanna Valley 000 4 Jefferson's Nature and the Trans-Appalachian West: Notes on the State of Virginia 000 Part III: Protgs 5 Collaboration, Incorporation, and Environmental Discourse: Lewis and Clark, Jane Colden 000 6 On the Borders of a New World: William Bartram's Travels 000 Part IV: Settlement and Appropriation 7 Reversing the Revolution through Nature: Anne Grant, Timothy Dwight 000 8 Disappearance and Romance: Cooper's The Pioneers 000 Coda: Parallel Republics 000 Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Frontier and pioneer life United States Historiography, Frontier and pioneer life West (U, S, ) Historiography, United States Description and travel, Environmental policy United States History, Environmental policy West (U, S, ) History, Frontier and pioneer life in literature, Pastoral literature, American History and criticism, Environmental literature History and criticism