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Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West

Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West

by Patricia Nelson Limerick Ph.D., Patricia Nelson LimerickPatricia Nelson Limerick Ph.D.
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"Limerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today." —Richard White

The "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393304978
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/30/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 161,414
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Patricia Nelson Limerick is a professor of history and chair of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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