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,

Overview

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,ix
Introduction: Dreams and Homelands,1
Chapter One: A New World Begins,12
Chapter Two: Contest of Cultures,39
Chapter Three: The Struggle of Empires,71
Chapter Four: The Land and Its Markers,100
Chapter Five: The Fur Trade,133
Chapter Six: From Texas to Oregon,159
Chapter Seven: War and Destiny,199
Chapter Eight: Mining Frontiers,234
Chapter Nine: The Power of the Road,274
Chapter Ten: Open Range,301
Chapter Eleven: The Safety Valve,330
Chapter Twelve: A Search for Community,362
Chapter Thirteen: The Urban Frontier,401
Chapter Fourteen: Plunder and Preservation,434
Chapter Fifteen: Myth of the West,472
ChapterSixteen: The Frontier and West in Our Time,512
Notes,563
Index,591

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