A Colorado History / Edition 9

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Overview

In print for more than thirty-five years and now in its the eighth edition, A Colorado History provides a comprehensive and accessible panoramic history of the "centennial state." From the arrival of the Paleo-Indians in the Mesa Verde region to contemporary times, A Colorado History examines political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues and the fascinating events and characters that have shaped this dynamic state. Experience Colorado with this latest enlarged edition as it leads readers on an extraordinary exploration of a remarkable place.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871089427
  • Publisher: Pruett Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/15/2006
  • Series: Pruett Series
  • Edition description: 9th Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 490
  • Sales rank: 187,904
  • Product dimensions: 1.03 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Prologue: The Land xi
1. A Prehistoric Prelude: The Dwellers in the Cliffs 1
2. A Spanish Borderland 9
3. Exploring Louisiana 19
4. The Fur Frontier 30
5. The Frontier in Transition 41
6. Gold Rush 56
7. Miners and Merchants 68
8. Culture Comes to the Gold Towns 78
9. Legal Beginnings 89
10. Battlegrounds 97
11. Smelters and Railroads 110
12. Utopias in the Desert 123
13. Carpetbagger's Kingdom 133
14. The Centennial State 144
15. Carbonate Camps 153
16. Open Range Days 165
17. Beyond the Continental Divide 175
18. Ditchdiggers and Sodbusters 186
19. New Frontiers 195
20. Politics and Populists 206
21. The Silver Crusade 216
22. The Good Old Days 226
23. The Era of Industrial Warfare 238
24. Water and Sugar 250
25. The Progressive Era 262
26. State and Nation 274
27. The Twenties 284
28. Depression Decade 298
29. Life in Colorado Between Two Wars 310
30. Decades of Boom, Years of Bust 321
31. Colorado and the Nation 333
32. Urban Colorado 346
33. The Old and the New 357
34. "We Can't Remember Who We Were Tomorrow" 367
35. Colorado in the New Millennium 379
Suggested Reading 393
Colorado's Governors, Senators, and Congressional Representatives (Chronological List) 445
Picture Credits 449
Index 451
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