An interdisciplinary approach is a quest for unity and holistic view, where erudition and multiple specializations interblend
in the effort to bring a new perspective upon unsettled issues; the awareness that the results and benefits of an interdisciplinary research may have a larger area of knowledge dissemination, be it conceptually or practically, may trigger the adequate motivation to accomplish the venture.
In the expanded preface to the second edition, published four years later, Griswold illustrates the dynamic relationship between antebellum domesticity and Romantic historiography by turning to the frontier and its narrative of American progress to make his point: "[lit is in the West too where we look for what is most thoroughly native and essential in American character where we are struck with the number of youthful female voices that soften and enrich the tumult of enterprise, and action, by the interblended
music of a calmer and loftier sphere" (8).
Illusion and solid facts are interblended
, and it's hard to separate them.