Wrobel, “The Second Boosterist Phase”


What explains the decrease in western booster activity before the 1900s?

How does Wrobel explain the reemergence of boosterism by 1900?

How did the slant or emphasis of booster efforts change during early 20th century?

What were common features or themes employed by western boosters in selling their particular locales?

What cautions or advisory notes did many boosters indicate in their literature?

How did boosters attempt to back up or bolster their claims?

How did western communities deal with naysayers and others from these communities who questioned the claims of boosters?

How did boosterism affect or shape one’s self-identity in the west?