Regeneration reads at times like a noir-ish variation on Frederick Jackson Turner's influential The Frontier in American History, a vision in which genocide, white supremacy, and environmental exploitation are the real engines driving the nation's expansion. At a time when even the bloodiest of war films extols family values in the midst of combat, Slotkin's grim tour of the United States' collective cultural history demands a wide audience. --John M. Anderson END --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Slotkin has some insightful, valuable things to say about typical American stories, from literature to movies to television, but I found his work a little bit politically correct,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Thomas L. Snyder
While searching for resources to help me understand the roots of the high violence level, relevant to other developed countries, I came upon Slotkin's three volumes that provide... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Thomas White-Hassler
It is very nearly the end of his book before Professor Richard Slotkin justifies the "violence" in his title Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier,... Read morePublished on March 13, 2008 by T. Patrick Killough