A striking and comprehensive account of US West social and literary history since the late nineteenth century.
—Western American Literature
A deeply researched and very useful study—one that presents the legacy of western regionalism in kaleidoscopic detail and very much reaffirms Dorman's status as a leading scholar of American regionalism.
—Southern California Quarterly
The book is encyclopedically sourced and, hence, is reliable. Excellent works on regionalism have preceded it, but this leads the way. All Westerners should have a good look.
—Oregon Historical Quarterly
Readers with an interest in questions of regional identity and politics will relish this volume.
—Utah Historical Quarterly
This is a very readable book that shows a wide familiarity with a century or more of thinking and writing about the American West.
—Carl Abbott, author of How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America
Robert Dorman has written a very strong and valuable overview of regionalism in the twentieth-century American West. This is a thoughtful, provocative study.
—Richard Etulain, author of Re-imagining the Modern American West: A Century of Fiction, History, and Art