Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West

Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West

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by Patricia Nelson Limerick, Patricia Nelson Limerick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393304973

ISBN-13: 9780393304978

Pub. Date: 01/30/2006

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"Limerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today." —Richard White
The "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit,

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"Limerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today." —Richard White
The "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today.

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ISBN-13:
9780393304978
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/30/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
238,506
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was written for professor. It was not an easy read. It took me days to read the entire book.
auntie_amy More than 1 year ago
This was a book I had to read for a graduate course on American Frontiers. It was a decent book. The first half of the book however, is MUCH better than the back half, unfortunately.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although revisionist, the revising is right on the mark. She does falter a few steps by letting her own political extremism get in the way of scholarship, but this does not lessen the value of the book. Excellent prose as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a medievalist, so I don't usually read US history, but...Dr. Limerick's work is a masterful survey of the dissapearing 'frontier' in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It's a pleasurable read, as well.