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Shepperson, Wilbur S. (Wilbur Stanley)

Overview
Works: 39 works in 116 publications in 2 languages and 5,878 library holdings
Genres: Bibliographies  History  Case studies  Concordances  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography of bibliographies  Illustrated works  Paraphrases  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Z6201, 016.9
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Most widely held works about Wilbur S Shepperson
 
Most widely held works by Wilbur S Shepperson
East of Eden, west of Zion : essays on Nevada by Wilbur S Shepperson( )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirage-land : images of Nevada by Wilbur S Shepperson( )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a century-old edition of a British newspaper, a quaint narrative entitled "A Visit to the Comstock" was prefaced by the following poem: Paint me, Washoe, as you see it, / Tinting with a truthful touch; / Line it with a faithful pencil, / Do not colour overmuch. Many writers through the decades have "coloured overmuch" in their descriptions of Nevada by using picturesque words and extreme language when discussing the paradoxical state. Idah Meacham Strobridge, often called "Nevada's first woman of letters," pointed out that images of Nevada frequently suggest a "mirage-land," a place where nothing is quite what it seems. Wilbur S. Shepperson's examination of such mirages--imaginary, literary, historical, real--is the subject of Mirage-Land: Images of Nevada. In the pages of this book, readers will discover ways in which a variety of men and women image-makers envisioned the Silver State, as well as ways they communicated their visions to others. Shepperson explains the process of mirage building by introducing readers to details from myriad sources--journals, diaries, historic newspapers, government reports, essays, magazines, novels, and even chamber of commerce promotional brochures. The well-known accents of John C. Fremont, Mark Twain, and Dan De Quille mingle with such little-known voices as Louise M. Palmer, Henry T. Williams, and George Wharton James among others. While the exemplary voices may express paradox, self-contradiction, antithesis, even confusion, Shepperson arranges his examples in a way that shows readers an aggregate vision. For him, Nevada history and Nevada humanity together embrace the length of Highway 395, the width of Interstates 80 and 15, and the breadth of a good many gravel roads in between. Essentially Shepperson sees few meaningful differences between the Comstock of the 1860s, other mining camps, sheep and cattle operations, Reno of the 1930s, and the present-day Las Vegas. Because each has waxed and waned through a separate chronology of decay and progress, progress and decay, each has attracted a share of both detractors and supporters. Each by its very nature, has called forth its share of the mirage
Emigration & disenchantment : portraits of Englishmen repatriated from the United States by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

14 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates the magnitude and significance of British immigrants who have returned to their country prior to 1865
British emigration to North America; projects and opinions in the early Victorian period by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

22 editions published in 1957 in English and French and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restless strangers; Nevada's immigrants and their interpreters by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retreat to Nevada; a socialist colony of World War I by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and humanities : essays in honor of Wilbur S. Shepperson by Francis X Hartigan( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Roberts; a Welsh colonizer in Civil War Tennessee by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

5 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions from the past by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The promotion of British emigration by agents for American lands, 1840-1860 by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen crises in world history by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

6 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six who returned : America viewed by British repatriates by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British emigration to North America by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic dominions by Arthur F Wallis( Book )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historian's handbook; a descriptive guide to reference works by Helen J Poulton( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists the reference materials and library services available to historians in English as well as foreign languages
The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments by C. I Scofield( Book )

4 editions published between 1818 and 1821 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Added helps at hard places, explanations of seeming discrepancies, and a new system of paragraphs No. 1
British views on emigration to North America, 1837-1860 by Wilbur S Shepperson( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nevada studies in history and political science( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardscrabble : a narrative of the California hill country by Anita Kunkler( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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East of Eden, west of Zion : essays on Nevada
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Mirage-land : images of Nevada
Alternative Names
Shepperson W. S.

Shepperson, Wilbur S.

Shepperson Wilbur S. 1919-1991

Shepperson, Wilbur Stanley.

Wilbur S. Shepperson American historian

Wilbur S. Shepperson historiador estadounidense

Wilbur S. Shepperson historiador estauxunidense

Wilbur S. Shepperson historicus

Languages
English (95)

French (1)