The American West: A Concise History / Edition 1

The American West: A Concise History / Edition 1

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631210863
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Series:
Problems in American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
682,875
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. First Wests, Many Wests.

2. Inside Native Wests.

3. Enforcing an American West.

4. Imperial Wests.

5. A Diverse, Urban, and Federal West.

6. Mythic West and Modern West.

Suggested Readings.

Index

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