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The End of the Myth

The Meaning of the Border in the New America

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Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publication date: 5 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781250179821

From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump's border wall.

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4 stars out of 5
Ben Ehrenreich
31 Jul 2019

"a powerful and painful book, clear-sighted, meticulous and damning"

The End of the Myth is a powerful and painful book, clear-sighted, meticulous and damning. Grandin writes with learned, punchy elegance, as attentive to the broad sweep of his narrative as he is to the fine details of each era. He excels at revealing the hidden ancestry, usually un-pretty, of contemporary rightwing tropes. (Libertarian calls for limited government, for instance, echo Andrew Jackson’s vision of a federal government that restricted itself to protecting property rights, “including the right to own human beings as property”.)

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