The American West: A Concise History

The American West: A Concise History

by Anne M. Butler, Michael J. Lansing
     
 

Exploring the complex interactions between and among cultures, this book offers a fresh reading of the history of the American West. Chronologically organized and informed by the latest scholarship, this work examines regional events within the ever shifting boundaries of the West, from pre-history to the present day. Grounded in attention to race, class, gender, and… See more details below

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Exploring the complex interactions between and among cultures, this book offers a fresh reading of the history of the American West. Chronologically organized and informed by the latest scholarship, this work examines regional events within the ever shifting boundaries of the West, from pre-history to the present day. Grounded in attention to race, class, gender, and the environment. The American West: A Concise History focuses on significant social, economic, and political forces that shaped the lived experiences of diverse westerners and influenced the patterns of western history.

About the Author:
Anne M. Butler is Trustee Professor, Emeritus, at Utah State University

About the Author:
Michael J. Lansing is Assistant Professor of History at Augsburg College

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“With fresh insights and lively writing, this brief volume addresses major themes of culture, environment, politics, violence, and popular myth-making that shaped the American West from earliest times to the present day. By focusing on the West’s diverse peoples, women and men, Butler and Lansing underscore the fascinating complexity of this vast region that remains vital for an understanding of the United States and its history.” Clyde A. Milner, Arkansas State University

“With admirable clarity, the authors analyze the West’s diverse regions, meanings, and populations across many centuries. This is a fine, insightful book.” William Deverell, University of Southern California

“A wonderfully readable, thematically sophisticated survey of western history that draws heavily on the voluminous recent scholarship on the West to illuminate developments in race and gender relations, labor, the environment, economics and politics, and the region’s central place in the national imagination.” David Wrobel, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631210856
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/21/2007
Series:
Problems in American History Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"With fresh insights and lively writing, this brief volume addresses major themes of culture, environment, politics, violence, and popular myth-making that shaped the American West from earliest times to the present day. By focusing on the West’s diverse peoples, women and men, Butler and Lansing underscore the fascinating complexity of this vast region that remains vital for an understanding of the United States and its history."
Clyde A. Milner, Arkansas State University

“With admirable clarity, the authors analyze the West’s diverse regions, meanings, and populations across many centuries. This is a fine, insightful book.”
William Deverell, University of Southern California

“A wonderfully readable, thematically sophisticated survey of western history that draws heavily on the voluminous recent scholarship on the West to illuminate developments in race and gender relations, labor, the environment, economics and politics, and the region’s central place in the national imagination.”
David Wrobel, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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