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New Series: Rewriting the West

Reconsidering the origin stories and mythologies of Los Angeles, Texas, Arizona, the Alamo, and a family. The post New Series: Rewriting the West appeared first on Guernica.
Art by Jia Sung.

early two centuries ago, the borders of the continental United States took shape, and with them, the borders of the American mind. The region from Texas to California became part of the American West, an invention that reflected the imperialistic gaze from the east coast, one that charted a national narrative that moved from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Those borders have defined the nexus of race, national

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