The Saloon on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier

The Saloon on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier

by Elliott West
     
 
Elliott West’s careful analysis of the role and development of the saloon as an institution on the mining frontier provides unique insights into the social and economic history of the American West. Drawing on contemporaneous newspapers and many unpublished firsthand accounts, West shows that the physical evolution of the saloon, from crude tents and shanties

Overview

Elliott West’s careful analysis of the role and development of the saloon as an institution on the mining frontier provides unique insights into the social and economic history of the American West. Drawing on contemporaneous newspapers and many unpublished firsthand accounts, West shows that the physical evolution of the saloon, from crude tents and shanties into elegant establishments for drinking and gaming, reflected the growth and maturity of the surrounding community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803247048
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Elliott West is a professor of history at the University of Arkansas. His works include The Way to the West: Essays on the Central Plains.

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