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Journal Article

The Wild, Wild Web: The Mythic American West and the Electronic Frontier

Helen McLure
Western Historical Quarterly
Vol. 31, No. 4 (Winter, 2000), pp. 457-476
Published by: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.2307/970103
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/970103
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Abstract

This essay explores the ways in which the electronic frontier builds upon the mythology of frontier expansion generally and the western American frontier in particular, including economic opportunity, danger/uncertainty, individualism, outlaw behavior, vigilantism, and nostalgia.

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