The American Far West in the Twentieth Century

The American Far West in the Twentieth Century

by Earl Pomeroy, Richard W. Etulain, Howard R. Lamar
     
 

In this richly insightful survey that represents the culmination of decades of research, a leading western specialist argues that the unique history of the American West did not end in the year 1900, as is commonly assumed, but was shaped as much-if not more-by events and innovations in the twentieth century. Earl Pomeroy gathers copious information on economic,

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In this richly insightful survey that represents the culmination of decades of research, a leading western specialist argues that the unique history of the American West did not end in the year 1900, as is commonly assumed, but was shaped as much-if not more-by events and innovations in the twentieth century. Earl Pomeroy gathers copious information on economic, political, social, intellectual, and business issues, thoughtfully evaluates it, and draws a new and more nuanced portrait of the West than has ever been depicted before.

Earl Pomeroy (1915-2005) was Emeritus Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego, and at the University of Oregon, Eugene. He wrote numerous groundbreaking books on the American West in the twentieth century, including The Pacific Slope and In Search of the Golden West. Richard W. Etulain is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New Mexico. He is author of Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West and Re-Imagining the Modern American West.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300120738
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Series:
The Lamar Series in Western History
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Earl Pomeroy (1915–2005) was Emeritus Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego, and Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Oregon, Eugene. He wrote numerous groundbreaking books on the American West in the twentieth century, including The Pacific Slope and In Search of the Golden West. Richard W. Etulain is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New Mexico. He is author of Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West and Re-Imagining the Modern American West and coauthor of The American West: A Modern History, 1900 to the Present. He lives in Portland, OR.

Table of Contents

Foreword Howard R. Lamar Lamar, Howard R.

Acknowledgments Richard W. Etulain Etulain, Richard W.

1 The West in 1901 1

2 Agricultural Frontiers: New Farms and Family Farmers 20

3 Agricultural Frontiers: Farming on New Scales 53

4 New Forms of Economic Growth 89

5 Economic Growth from the 1940s 116

6 The Urban Occupation of the West: Rails, Roads, and Cities 149

7 Rails, Roads, and Cities from the Second World War 185

8 Social Relations and Social Attitudes: Cultural Bases 225

9 Social Relations and Social Attitudes: Putting Down Roots - Agencies of Acculturation 264

10 Western Politics 300

11 Expanding Electorates 338

12 Frontiers of Land and Opportunity: The Variously Far West 376

Notes 405

Supplemental Bibliography David M. Wrobel Wrobel, David M. 535

Index 549

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