O bohaterach Pogranicza i fascynacji XIX-wiecznym amerykańskim Zachodem
Heroes from Frontiers and the fascination of the 19th century American West
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Americans are interested in the American Borderland, its mysterious and romantic heroes as well as potential settlers, writers, journalists, politicians, artists, and historians in the course of time. Thanks to writing of some authors such as James Filmore Cooper, Mark Twain, Owen Wister, historical stories, films (mostly western), most heroes from Frontiers (positive and negative) are in American consciousness to these days. Legendary characters of Frontiers were also commemorated on US postage stamps, songs, poetry, paintings (George Catlin – Indian subject and Charles M. Russell), drawings, graphics, lithographs (Frederic Remington), also documentary photographs, permanently romantic vision of the West and its characters. American Borderland and its heroes also fascinated European people including Poles, what was exemplified in contemporary publicity and travel books. These works contributed largely to spread the ideas about the colonization and the mythologization of the American West.
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