toriographical trends of our time. In particular, it anticipates a turn in American history away from a focus on the nation-state and toward a focus on the borderlands and their fluidity. Summary
Blood Meridian, considered one of the great works of the 20th century, is a historical novel based on Sam Chamberlain’s memoir and set against the backdrop of the borderlands and Mexican-American War. It anticipates the current trend in American history towards a focus on the fluidity of the borderlands.