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Methodologically important for making the distinction between seeing photos both through and in history For example, any given photo can be situated within its historical moment, with respect to that particular period eye, but also the meaning of any given photo changes through time, making them very historically dynamic Sandweiss narrative carefully pulls apart the ways that photos of the west fed into a dominant narrative about the necessity for westward expansion into an area without a h Methodologically important for making the distinction between seeing photos both through and in history For example, any given photo can be situated within its historical moment, with respect to that particular period eye, but also the meaning of any given photo changes through time, making them very historically dynamic Sandweiss narrative carefully pulls apart the ways that photos of the west fed into a dominant narrative about the necessity for westward expansion into an area without a human history, and shows how modern historians who ignore the constructedness of this narrative such as Ken Burns, which she discusses in the epilogue feed into the presumptions such photos helped stabilize I think Sandweiss strikes an excellent balance between acknowledging how a historian s interests are framed by the present and bringing to light historical evidence that challenges, complicates, and reveals the roots of dominant narratives about the west In my book, that s one of the major goals of most good history However, the first four chapters are redundant and boring unless you are really, really interested in daguerreotypes I would recommend skimming them, and getting into the meat of the book which starts at chapter 5 (((DOWNLOAD))) ☉ Print the Legend: Photography and the American West ⇟ A compelling story of how the new medium of photography and the new American frontier came of age together illustrated with scores of stunning images 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 Read my review at my blog Read my review at my blog I wouldn t say I was entertained reading this book, but as a work of scholarship it s pretty damn amazing.