Print the Legend - Sandweiss, Martha A. - Yale University Press
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The Lamar Series in Western History

Print the Legend

Photography and the American West

  • Martha A. Sandweiss
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Winner of the 2002 Ray Allen Billington Prize given annually by the Organization of American Historians for the best book in American frontier history

Winner of the 2003 William P. Clements Prize, awarded by Southern Methodist University to the best non-fiction book on Southwestern America

Winner of the 2004 Barbara Sudler Award sponsored by the Colorado Historical Society

This prize-winning book tells the intertwined stories of photography and the American West—a new medium and a new place that came of age together in the nineteenth century.

“Excellent . . . rewarding . . . a provocative look at the limits of photography as recorder of history—and its role in perpetuating myth.”—Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

“A sophisticated and engaging exploration of photography and the West . . . A really handsome work.”—James McWilliams, Austin Chronicle

“A wonderful book.”—Vernon Peter, Sunday Oregonian

“A deliciously intelligent new book . . . so engrossing you can’t stop reading.”—Michael More, Albuquerque Journal

Print the Legend belongs on that short shelf of essential books about the American West.”—James P. Ronda, University of Tulsa

Martha A. Sandweiss is professor of history and American studies at Amherst College.

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