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Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860
     

Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860

by Anne F. Hyde
 

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“Ingenious. A magnificent scholarly achievement. A sweeping new narrative account of [western] history. A book to ponder and plunder.”
—Virginia Scharff, Western Quarterly Review

“Not only well researched and presented but instantly absorbing.”
—Adrienne Caughfield, Journal of American

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“Ingenious. A magnificent scholarly achievement. A sweeping new narrative account of [western] history. A book to ponder and plunder.”
—Virginia Scharff, Western Quarterly Review

“Not only well researched and presented but instantly absorbing.”
—Adrienne Caughfield, Journal of American History
 
Pulitzer Prize nominee and winner of the Bancroft Prize—historical writing’s most prestigious award—Empires, Nations, and Families is an epic work of American History that fills in the blanks on the map of the American West between 1800 and 1860. Historian Anne F. Hyde—author of An American Vision: Far Western Landscape and National Culture and co-author (with William Deverell) of The West in the History of the Nation—tells a riveting true story of Native Americans, entrepreneurs, fur trappers and fur traders in a vibrant “wilderness” to which Daniel Boone himself was a Johnny-come-lately.

Editorial Reviews

Denver Post
“An intricate picture of [the] region. Readable and rich.”
Virginia Scharff
“Ingenious. A magnificent scholarly achievement. . . . A sweeping new narrative account of [Western] history. A book to ponder and plunder.”
Adrienne Caulfield
“Provocative. A book that is not only well researched and presented but instantly absorbing.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062225153
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
818,759
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

What People are Saying About This

Adrienne Caulfield
“Provocative. A book that is not only well researched and presented but instantly absorbing.”
Virginia Scharff
“Ingenious. A magnificent scholarly achievement. . . . A sweeping new narrative account of [Western] history. A book to ponder and plunder.”

Meet the Author

Anne F. Hyde is the William R. Hochman Professor of History at Colorado College. She is the author of An American Vision: Far Western Landscape and National Culture, 1820-1920, and the coauthor, with William Deverell, of The West in the History of the Nation.

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