The American West: A New Interpretive History

The American West: A New Interpretive History

by Robert V. Hine, John Mack Faragher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300078331

ISBN-13: 9780300078336

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

This grand survey of the history of the American West presents a panoramic view of events and characters from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans through the 1990s. Illustrated with more than 150 contemporary drawings, posters, and photographs, the book presents in fascinating detail the frontier's diverse peoples and cultures, landscapes,…  See more details below

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This grand survey of the history of the American West presents a panoramic view of events and characters from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans through the 1990s. Illustrated with more than 150 contemporary drawings, posters, and photographs, the book presents in fascinating detail the frontier's diverse peoples and cultures, landscapes, environmental history, literature, visual arts, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300078336
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
The Lamar Series in Western History
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 10.36(h) x 1.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Dreams and Homelands1
Ch. 1A New World Begins12
Ch. 2Contest of Cultures39
Ch. 3The Struggle of Empires71
Ch. 4The Land and Its Markers100
Ch. 5The Fur Trade133
Ch. 6From Texas to Oregon159
Ch. 7War and Destiny199
Ch. 8Mining Frontiers234
Ch. 9The Power of the Road274
Ch. 10Open Range301
Ch. 11The Safety Valve330
Ch. 12A Search for Community362
Ch. 13The Urban Frontier401
Ch. 14Plunder and Preservation434
Ch. 15Myth of the West472
Ch. 16The Frontier and West in Our Time512
Notes563
Index591

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