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University of New Mexico Press
Writing Western History: Essays on Major Western Historians / Edition 1

Writing Western History: Essays on Major Western Historians / Edition 1

by Richard W. Etulain


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ISBN-13: 9780826312891
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 08/01/1991
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Richard W. Etulain is professor emeritus of history at the University of New Mexico. Past president of both the Western Literature and the Western History Associations, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Glenda Riley
Introduction: The Rise of Western Historiography, Richard W Etulain
Part I: Precursors to Frederick Jackson Turner
Josiah Royce: The West as Community, Robert V. Hine
Hubert Howe Bancroft: First Western Regionalist, Charles S. Peterson
Part II: Frederick Jackson Turner and Classic Western Historians
Turner's First Stand: The Significance of Significance in American History, William Cronon
Frederick Jackson Turner and Western Regionalism, Michael C. Steiner
After Turner: The Western Historiography of Frederic Logan Paxson, Richard W. Etulain
Walter Prescott Webb and the Search for the West, Elliott West
Herbert Eugene Bolton: The Making of a Western Historian, Donald E. Worcester
James C. Malin: A Voice from the Grassland, Allan G. Bogue
Part III: Recent Western Historians
Henry Nash Smith's Myth of the West, Lee Clark Mitchell
Persistent Traits and the Persistent Historian: The American Frontier and Ray Allen Billington, Patricia Nelson Limerick
Earl Pomeroy and the Reorientation of Western American History, Michael P Malone
Conclusion: Visions and Revisions: Recent Interpretations of the American West, Richard W. Etulain

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