Chronology Of The American West

Chronology Of The American West

by Scott C Zeman, Peter Iverson
     
 

This four-part chronology presents the unfolding of the American West from 23,000 B.C.E. to A.D. 2001

• Presented in four parts: The Native West (23,000 B.C.E.–A.D.1500); The Imperial West (1500–1840); The Incorporated West (1841–1932); and The Contested West (1932–2001)

• Sidebars offer in-depth treatment of selected

Overview

This four-part chronology presents the unfolding of the American West from 23,000 B.C.E. to A.D. 2001

• Presented in four parts: The Native West (23,000 B.C.E.–A.D.1500); The Imperial West (1500–1840); The Incorporated West (1841–1932); and The Contested West (1932–2001)

• Sidebars offer in-depth treatment of selected topics

• Generously illustrated

• Each section opens with an overview of major events and historical trends of the period

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Zeman provides much Native American, Hispanic, cultural, environmental, and business history in addition to more traditional fare." - C&RL News

"Zeman has produced a balanced, well-rounded chronology . . . Chronology of the American West is intended for everyone interested in the development of the West and is recommened for high school, public, and academic libraries." - Booklist

"[A] fresh look at the history of the region . . . Academic libraries and medium to large public libraries will want this book, as will any library with an interest in the American West." - Reference & User Services Quarterly

"Concise and expertly edited, this chronology is a welcome addition to reference works about the American West . . . Attractively formatted with black and white illustrations throughout, the book is accessible and pleasing to use. Highly recommended for all academic libraries." - Choice

"This is a professional work that will interest the public because of its clarity and scope. This book is highly recommended for all libraries with history collections. It will be useful for many constituencies, from schoolchildren writing research reports to historians who need to see the broad outlines and contexts of historical events." - American Reference Books Annual

Booknews
All human experience in that part of the US lying west of a line from the Dakotas to Texas is divided into four parts, according to Zeman (history, New Mexico Tech U.). The first extends from the arrival of humans to the arrival of Europeans. The others cover the imperial west, the incorporated west, and the contested west. Each begins with an introductory essay that identifies the chronological scope of the section, highlights key themes, and explores some of implications for the larger history of the region. Bibliographic essays focus on particular topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576072073
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Scott C. Zeman, PhD, is assistant professor of history at New Mexico Tech University, Socorro, NM.

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