by Greg Grandin
A new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump’s border wall.
Ever since this nation’s inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States’ belief in itself as an exceptional nation – democratic, individualistic, forward-looking. Today, though, America hasa new symbol: the border wall.
In The End of the Myth, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history – from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016. For centuries, he shows, America’s constant expansion –
Interview with the Author
Episode 42: Greg Grandin
5/3/19 46 min
Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York
Greg Grandin on The End of the Myth, a book how US Perceptions of immigration have changed
4/15/19 58 min
End of the Myth with Greg Grandin
3/20/19 135 min
Interview starts at 20 min
Be the first to comment