Frontiers A Short History of the American West

ISBN-10: 030013620X
ISBN-13: 9780300136203
Edition: 2008
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Description: Published in 2000 to critical acclaim,The American West: A New Interpretive Historyquickly became the standard in college history courses. Now Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faragher offer a concise edition of their classic, freshly updated. Lauded  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Published in 2000 to critical acclaim,The American West: A New Interpretive Historyquickly became the standard in college history courses. Now Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faragher offer a concise edition of their classic, freshly updated. Lauded for their lively and elegant writing, the authors provide a grand survey of the colorful history of the American West, from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Frontiersintroduces the diverse peoples and cultures of the American West and explores how men and women of different ethnic groups were affected when they met, mingled, and often clashed. Hine and Faragher present the complexities of the American West—as frontier and region, real and imagined, old and new. Showcasing the distinctive voices and experiences of frontier characters, they explore topics ranging from early exploration to modern environmentalism, drawing expansively from a wide range of sources. With four galleries of fascinating illustrations drawn from Yale University's premier Collection of Western Americana, some published here for the first time, this book will be treasured by every reader with an interest in the unique saga of the American West.

Preface
Introduction: Dreams and Homelands
A New World Begins
Contest of Cultures
The Struggle of Empires
The Western Land and Its Markers
The Fur Trade
From Texas to Oregon
War and Destiny
Mining Frontiers
The Power of the Road
Open Range
The Safety Valve
A Search for Community
The Urban Frontier
Plunder and Preservation
The Myth of the Frontier
The Frontier and West in Our Time
Further Reading
Index

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