Merchants of Independence: International Trade on the Santa Fe Trail, 1827

Merchants of Independence: International Trade on the Santa Fe Trail, 1827

by William Patrick O

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BN ID: 2940149255917
Publisher: Truman State University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

William P. O�Brien is cultural resource specialist for the National Park Service Intermountain Region�s Desert Southwest CESU. He received his PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Merchants of Independence: International Trade on the Santa Fe Trail, 1827 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Readers approaching literature of this nature with the current Post-Modern biases will be very much pleased with Dr. O'Brien's overall general tone, as well as with his specifically sharpened lenses of viewpoint. A good historian tries at minimum to convey rational points needful in  understanding human being's actions far outside one's own mortal experience. A great historian not only cognitively captures minds, but inspires emotive soulful connections with these exochronic humans such that co-presence with them is experienced. O'Brien obtains both of these  goals. Well conveyed history also disciplines, sometimes cruelly. O'Brien very much reflects a more effective means by educating, enveloping, and encouraging, rather than punishing. This despite having chosen a rather punitive historical context from which to instruct. Those of us who  pride ourselves on having finally become globally connected, educated, and cooperatively aligned, may have to rethink the notion that this is  "something we have just recently achieved, and will now, always have." Ouch! A lessen skillfully delivered without violence, and enrichingly received  without need of fear! Thank You Sir! May we have another??? This one of a kind focus is a golden nomisma regni for the serious student exploring the region where the 3 trails heading west began.