Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western is an original and compelling critical history of the American Western film.
Provides an insightful overview of the American Western genre
Covers the entire history of the Western, from 1939 to the present
Analyses Westerns as products of a genre, as well as expressions of political and social desires
Deepens an audience s understanding of the genre s most important works, including Shane, Stagecoach , The Searchers, Unforgiven , and Kill Bill
Contains numerous illustrations of the films and issues discussed.