The Western Historical Quarterly

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Frontier and pioneer life

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Writing Western History

Essays on Major Western Historians

Author: Richard W. Etulain

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874175172

Category: History

Page: 370

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Historians of the American West are indebted to the pioneering scholars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Frederick Jackson Turner, Walter Prescott Webb, and Herbert Eugene Bolton. Etulain gathers essays by contemporary historians on ten of these early writers to survey of the evolution of a scholarly field.
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The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West

Author: Michael L. Tate

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806133867

Category: History

Page: 454

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A reassessment of the military's role in developing the Western territories moves beyond combat stories and stereotypes to focus on more non-martial accomplishments such as exploration, gathering scientific data, and building towns.
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Army Regulars on the Western Frontier, 1848-1861

Author: Durwood Ball

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806133126

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 7695

Unlike previous histories, this book argues that the politics of slavery profoundly influenced the western mission of the regular army - affecting the hearts and minds of officers and enlisted men both as the nation plummented toward civil war."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Politics of Western Water

The Congressional Career of Wayne Aspinall

Author: Stephen Craig Sturgeon

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816521609

Category: History

Page: 243

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As the Democratic congressman from Colorado's Fourth District from 1949 to 1973, Wayne Aspinall was an advocate of natural resource development in general and reclamation projects in particular. This book focuses on Aspinall's congressional career to clarify his role in influencing western water policy. Sturgeon provides a detailed account of the political machinations and personal foibles that shaped Aspinall's efforts to implement water reclamation legislation in support of Colorado's Western Slope, along the way shedding new light on familiar water controversies.
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The Oxford History of the American West

Author: Clyde A. Milner,Carol A. O'Connor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195112122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 872

View: 7033

A new book in the distinguished Oxford Illustrated History series, The Oxford History of the American West provides a lively narrative history of the West--its heritage, its continuing expansion, its transformation from frontier to settlement to urban cityscapes, and its continuing hold on the imagination of writers, artists, and dreamers all over the world. Reflecting the ground-breaking work of more than two dozen leading contemporary scholars, the bookfeatures a set of truly outstanding contributors, including Richard Maxwell Brown on violence during the era of western expansion; Kathleen Conzen on families and communities during the same period; William J. Cronon on the West's contrasting landscapes of abundance and scarcity; and David J. Weber on theSpanish-American Rim. In a concluding section on the place of the West in art and popular culture, Thomas J. Lyon offers a thoughtful essay on "The Literary West," and Anne M. Butler provides a provocative article entitled "Selling the Popular Myth." Fascinating and original, packed with nearly 200 illustrations (many in full color), The Oxford History of the American West is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of this region and its people, and the West'sessential role in shaping and defining the American identity.
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Guide to Manuscripts in the Western History Collections of the University of Oklahoma

Author: University of Oklahoma. Western History Collections

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806134734

Category: History

Page: 439

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The University of Oklahoma's Western History Collections were established in 1927 to gather and preserve records for scholarly research in anthropology, Native American studies, Oklahoma history and the history of the American West. This guide describes manuscript collections which include papers from pioneers and later prominent citizens including businessmen, educators, Native American leaders, historians and anthropologists. The manuscripts cover a variety of subjects such as cowboys and the cattle industry, the Five Civilized Tribes, frontier life, missionaries in Indian Territory, the oil industry and the history of transportation in the West.
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Racial Encounters in the Multi-cultural West

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken,Brenda Farrington

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815334576

Category: History

Page: 398

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.
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Daily Life during the California Gold Rush

Author: Thomas Maxwell-Long

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313363102

Category: History

Page: 202

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This comprehensive narrative history of the California Gold Rush describes daily life during this historic period, documenting its wide-reaching effects and examining the significant individuals and organizations of the time. • Contains excerpts from California Gold Rush diaries and California Gold Rush era publications • Provides a chronology of the events leading up to the Gold Rush, the event itself, and the greater outgrowth of historical change afterwards • Includes maps distinguishing the location of the mining towns during the California Gold Rush as well as provocative vintage images from the Gold Rush era • An extensive bibliography provides primary and secondary sources on the Gold Rush • A comprehensive glossary defines Gold Rush terms
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Environmental Problems in America's Garden of Eden

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken,Brenda Farrington

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815334590

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 7063

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.
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Founding the Far West

California, Oregon, and Nevada, 1840-1890

Author: David Alan Johnson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520910980

Category: History

Page: 474

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Founding the Far West is an ambitious and vividly written narrative of the early years of statehood and statesmanship in three pivotal western territories. Johnson offers a model example of a new approach to history that is transforming our ideas of how America moved west, one that breaks the mold of "regional" and "frontier" histories to show why Western history is also American history. Johnson explores the conquest, immigration, and settlement of the first three states of the western region. He also investigates the building of local political customs, habits, and institutions, as well as the socioeconomic development of the region. While momentous changes marked the Far West in the later nineteenth century, distinctive local political cultures persisted. These were a legacy of the pre-Civil War conquest and settlement of the regions but no less a reflection of the struggles for political definition that took place during constitutional conventions in each of the three states. At the center of the book are the men who wrote the original constitutions of these states and shaped distinctive political cultures out of the common materials of antebellum American culture. Founding the Far West maintains a focus on the individual experience of the constitution writers—on their motives and ambitions as pioneers, their ideological intentions as authors of constitutions, and the successes and failures, after statehood, of their attempts to give meaning to the constitutions they had produced.
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The American West

A Modern History, 1900 to the Present

Author: Michael P. Malone

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803260221

Category: History

Page: 413

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Chronicles the history of the American West during the twentieth century, tracing economical, political, social, and cultural developments in the region from 1900 to the turn of the twenty-first century, in an updated edition that includes new sections that explore the roles of ethnic groups in the new West, urban developments, western women, and events since the mid-1980s. Original.
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Shaped by the West, Volume 1

A History of North America to 1877

Author: William F. Deverell,Anne F. Hyde

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520964373

Category: History

Page: 360

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Shaped by the West is a two-volume primary source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens. America’s expansion west was the driving force for issues of democracy, politics, race, freedom, and property. William Deverell and Anne F. Hyde provide a nuanced look at the past, balancing topics in society and politics and representing all kinds of westerners—black and white, native and immigrant, male and female, powerful and powerless—from more than twenty states across the West and the shifting frontier. The sources included reflect the important role of the West in national narratives of American history, beginning with the pre-Columbian era in Volume 1 and taking us to the twenty-first century in Volume 2. Together, these volumes cover first encounters, conquests and revolts, indigenous land removal, slavery and labor, race, ethnicity and gender, trade and diplomacy, industrialization, migration and immigration, and changing landscapes and environments. Key Features & Benefits: Expertly curated personal letters, government documents, editorials, photos, and never before published materials offer lively, vivid introductions to the tools of history. Annotations, captions, and brief essays provide accessible entry points to an extraordinarily wide range of themes—adding context and perspective from leaders in the field. Highlights connections between western and national histories to foster critical thinking about America’s diverse past and today’s challenging issues.
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In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West 1528-1990

Author: Quintard Taylor

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393246361

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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"This is an enthralling work that will be essential reading for years to come. You finish it understanding how integral a part blacks were of the making of the West and, indeed, America." — David Nicholson, Washington Post A landmark history of African Americans in the West, In Search of the Racial Frontier rescues the collective American consciousness from thinking solely of European pioneers when considering the exploration, settling, and conquest of the territory west of the Mississippi. From its surprising discussions of groups of African American wholly absorbed into Native American culture to illustrating how the largely forgotten role of blacks in the West helped contribute to everything from the Brown vs. Board of Education desegregation ruling to the rise of the Black Panther Party, Quintard Taylor fills a major void in American history and reminds us that the African American experience is unlimited by reion or social status. "[Rich] in scope and scholarly detail — it will certinaly stand as the definitive work on the subject for some time to come." — James A. Miller, Boston Globe "[B]y far the most complete general history of blacks in the West." — Scott L. Malcolmson, Newsday "An absorbing chronicle." — Publisher's Weekly "Those looking for a solid overview of the African-American presence in our region would do well to let Quintard Taylor be their guide." — John C. Walter, Seattle Times
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The Ordeal of the Reunion

A New History of Reconstruction

Author: Mark Wahlgren Summers

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617587

Category: History

Page: 528

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For a generation, scholarship on the Reconstruction era has rightly focused on the struggles of the recently emancipated for a meaningful freedom and defined its success or failure largely in those terms. In The Ordeal of the Reunion, Mark Wahlgren Summers goes beyond this vitally important question, focusing on Reconstruction's need to form an enduring Union without sacrificing the framework of federalism and republican democracy. Assessing the era nationally, Summers emphasizes the variety of conservative strains that confined the scope of change, highlights the war's impact and its aftermath, and brings the West and foreign policy into an integrated narrative. In sum, this book offers a fresh explanation for Reconstruction's demise and a case for its essential successes as well as its great failures. Indeed, this book demonstrates the extent to which the victors' aims in 1865 were met--and at what cost. Summers depicts not just a heroic, tragic moment with equal rights advanced and then betrayed but a time of achievement and consolidation, in which nationhood and emancipation were placed beyond repeal and the groundwork was laid for a stronger, if not better, America to come.
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From Timbuktu to Katrina: Sources in African-American History

Author: Quintard Taylor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495092770

Category: History

Page: 224

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Taylor’s two-volume SOURCES IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, a compilation of primary and secondary source readings, uses historical documents to peer into the African-American community. The two volumes cover five centuries, beginning with the medieval West African city of Timbuktu in Volume I , and addressing such current events as Hurricane Katrina in Volume II. The selections chosen cover the history of politics, culture, gender, social life, religion, racial identity, education, social class, sports, music, the environment, medicine, immigration and even crime representing an unprecedented attempt to span what historians now recognize as the enormous breadth and range of documents that reflect on African American life in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Creating the West

historical interpretations, 1890-1990

Author: Gerald D. Nash

Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr


Category: History

Page: 318

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This book appears at a time of radical reassessment of what settling the West has meant in American history. Amidst questions now being asked about violence and exploitation as leitmotifs in western history, it is more important than ever to understand historians and their biases. In this interpretive synthesis, a major historian argues that the visions of the West held by successive generations of historians were as important as the historical record in shaping their writings.
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Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1429945478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Finalist for the 2014 Weber-Clements Book Prize for the Best Non-fiction Book on Southwestern America In popular culture, Wyatt Earp is the hero of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, and a beacon of rough cowboy justice in the tumultuous American West. The subject of dozens of films, he has been invoked in battles against organized crime (in the 1930s), communism (in the 1950s), and al-Qaeda (after 2001). Yet as the historian Andrew C. Isenberg reveals in Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life, the Hollywood Earp is largely a fiction—one created by none other than Earp himself. The lawman played on-screen by Henry Fonda and Burt Lancaster is stubbornly duty-bound; in actuality, Earp led a life of impulsive lawbreaking and shifting identities. When he wasn't wearing a badge, he was variously a thief, a brothel bouncer, a gambler, and a confidence man. As Isenberg writes, "He donned and shucked off roles readily, whipsawing between lawman and lawbreaker, and pursued his changing ambitions recklessly, with little thought to the cost to himself, and still less thought to the cost, even the deadly cost, to others." By 1900, Earp's misdeeds had caught up with him: his involvement as a referee in a fixed heavyweight prizefight brought him national notoriety as a scoundrel. Stung by the press, Earp set out to rebuild his reputation. He spent his last decades in Los Angeles, where he befriended Western silent film actors and directors. Having tried and failed over the course of his life to invent a better future for himself, in the end he invented a better past. Isenberg argues that even though Earp, who died in 1929, did not live to see it, Hollywood's embrace of him as a paragon of law and order was his greatest confidence game of all. A searching account of the man and his enduring legend, and a book about our national fascination with extrajudicial violence, Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life is a resounding biography of a singular American figure.
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