Trails: Toward a New Western Historyby Patricia Nelson Limerick
"Perhaps most importantly, the New Western History offers a more balanced view of the American past. It includes failure as well as success; defeat as well as victory; sympathy, grace, villainy, and despair, as well as danger courage, and heroism; women as well as men; varied ethnic groups and their differing perspectives as well as white Anglo-Saxon Protestants; an environment that is limiting, interactive, and sometimes ruined as well as mastered and made to bloom; a parochial economy alternately fueled and abandoned by an interlocking national and world order; and finally, a regional identity as well as a frontier ethic. . . . If the New Western History does nothing else, it helps us consider the old and familiar in new ways. And, if we are fortunate, these new perspectives will be relevant to our times."from the Introduction
Author Biography: Patricia Nelson Limerick is associate professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West.
Clyde A. Milner II is professor of history at Utah State University and editor of the Western Historical Quarterly.
Charles E. Rankin is editor of Montana The Magazine of Western History.
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