Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Green DepressionAmerican Ecoliterature in the 1930s and 1940s$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Matthew M. Lambert

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496830401

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496830401.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 20 September 2021

The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier

Chapter:
(p.21) Chapter 1 The Last Frontier
Source:
The Green Depression
Author(s):

Matthew M. Lambert

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496830401.003.0002

This chapter identifies ways that American authors and filmmakers during the 1930s and 40s depict the ecological, economic, and/or cultural value of wilderness spaces and inhabitants. While Walt Disney’s Bambi (1942) celebrates the value of nonthreatening forest animals through innovative animation techniques and critiques of human carelessness and hunting, Aldo Leopold, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway acknowledge the ecological importance of nonhuman predators in their hunting stories. In his novel The Surrounded (1936), D’Arcy McNickle critiques the social and environmental legacy of the frontier by uncovering the environmental, social, and cultural effects of frontier practices on indigenous communities and lands.

Keywords:   American West, Indigenous, Predator, Hunting, Dust Bowl

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.