Colorado History

Colorado History

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Colorado History by Susan Ubbelohde, Maxine Benson, Duane A Smith, Duane Smith

In print for more than thirty-five years and now in its the eighth edition, A Colorado History provides a comprehensive and accessible panoramic history of the "centennial state." From the arrival of the Paleo-Indians in the Mesa Verde region to contemporary times, A Colorado History examines political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues and the fascinating events and characters that have shaped this dynamic state. Experience Colorado with this latest enlarged edition as it leads readers on an extraordinary exploration of a remarkable place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871089236
Publisher: Pruett Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Series: Pruett Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 461
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Landxi
1.A Prehistoric Prelude: The Dwellers in the Cliffs1
2.A Spanish Borderland9
3.Exploring Louisiana19
4.The Fur Frontier30
5.The Frontier in Transition41
6.Gold Rush56
7.Miners and Merchants68
8.Culture Comes to the Gold Towns78
9.Legal Beginnings89
11.Smelters and Railroads110
12.Utopias in the Desert123
13.Carpetbagger's Kingdom133
14.The Centennial State144
15.Carbonate Camps153
16.Open Range Days165
17.Beyond the Continental Divide175
18.Ditchdiggers and Sodbusters186
19.New Frontiers195
20.Politics and Populists206
21.The Silver Crusade216
22.The Good Old Days226
23.The Era of Industrial Warfare238
24.Water and Sugar250
25.The Progressive Era262
26.State and Nation274
27.The Twenties284
28.Depression Decade298
29.Life in Colorado Between Two Wars310
30.Decades of Boom, Years of Bust321
31.Colorado and the Nation333
32.Urban Colorado346
33.The Old and the New357
34."We Can't Remember Who We Were Tomorrow"367
35.Colorado in the New Millennium379
Suggested Reading393
Colorado's Governors, Senators, and Congressional Representatives (Chronological List)445
Picture Credits449

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