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“The metropolis of the West”

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“The metropolis of the West”
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the camera, the locomotive, and the imagined West in the making of modern America
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DeVries
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Devin
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1989-
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Devin DeVries
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Krasovic
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Mark Krasovic
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Advisory Committee
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - Newark
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The purpose of this thesis is to track the development of American visual culture over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth century to identify the impact of the photography of the construction of the transcontinental railroad on the way American culture producers imagined their Western Frontier. Through a close analysis of the style, form, and function of various visual artifacts from early-modern and modern American artists, I have come to the conclusion that the photography of the transcontinental railroad played a substantial role in transforming the American visual culture to celebrate the machine, find safety in the institutions of government and capitalism, and champion the greater industrialization of the American nation. The results of this thesis provide strong evidence that not only did the transformation of the visual culture play a large role in shaping American modernity, but it did so by reimagining America’s Western Frontier.
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History
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1 online resource (iv, 144 p. : ill.)
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M.A.
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Includes bibliographical references
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West (U.S.)--History
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by Devin Devries
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Graduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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ETD graduate
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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