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Martha A. Sandweiss
Martha A. Sandweiss is professor of history at Princeton University.
Sandweiss, Martha A.
Sandweiss, Martha A.
United States of America
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Discovered Lands, Invented Pasts: Transforming Visions of the American West
Throughout the nineteenth century, much of the art created in and of the American West was produced to satisfy the curiosity of a vast audience intensely interested in the physical appearance of the region’s native peoples and unfamiliar landscapes. From 1819, when Samuel Seymour and Titian Ramsay Peale went west as members of Major Stephen H. Long’s government-financed exploring...