Major Problems in the History of the American West

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ISBN-13: 9780669415803
Edition: 2nd 1997
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List price: $115.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/3/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694

This unique collection of essays and documents brings to life the major topics in American western and frontier history from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

Clyde A. Milner II and Carol A. O'Connor are professors of Hisory at Arkansas State University, and co-editors of The Oxford History of the American West. Clyde Milner for eighteen years edited the Western Historical Quarterly.

Anne M. Butler is Trustee Professor Emerita at Utah State University and past editor of the Western Historical Quarterly.

PETER IVERSON is Regents' Professor of History (Emeritus) at Arizona State University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Iverson has written many books in modern American Indian history, including The Navajo Nation (1981), Carlos Montezuma (1982), When Indians Became Cowboys (1994), "We Are Still Here" (1999), Dine: A History of the Navajos (2002), and, with former Navajo Nation president, Peterson Zah, We Will Secure Our Future (2012). His work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment For the Humanities. At Arizona State University Iverson directed or co-directed 51 Ph.D. students to completion of their programs. He served as president of the Western History Association in 2004-2005.Thomas G. Paterson, professor emeritus of history at the University of Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1963) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1968). He is the author of Soviet-American Confrontation (1973), Meeting the Communist Threat (1988), On Every Front (1992), Contesting Castro (1994), America Ascendant (with J. Garry Clifford, 1995), and A People and a Nation (with Mary Beth Norton et al., 2001). Tom is also the editor of Cold War Critics (1971), Kennedy's Quest for Victory (1989), Imperial Surge (with Stephen G. Rabe, 1992), The Origins of the Cold War (with Robert McMahon, 1999), Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (with Michael J. Hogan, 2004), and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations (with Dennis Merrill, 2010). With Bruce Jentleson, he served as senior editor for the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations (1997). A microfilm edition of The United States and Castro's Cuba, 1950s-1970s: The Paterson Collection appeared in 1999. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History and Diplomatic History. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, he has directed National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College Teachers. In 2000 the New England History Teachers Association recognized his excellence in teaching and mentoring with the Kidger Award. Besides visits to many American campuses, Tom has lectured in Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Venezuela. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, which in 2008 honored him with the Laura and Norman Graebner Award for "lifetime achievement" in scholarship, service, and teaching. A native of Oregon, Tom is now informally associated with Southern Oregon University.

Contents
Defining the West and Its History Statements
The Significance of the Frontier in American History (1894) and The Problem of the West (1896)
The Great Plains (1931)
The Legacy of Conquest (1987) and What on Earth
Is the New Western History (1991)
Revisiting the Vanishing Frontier: The Legacy of Frederick Jackson Turner (1987)
New West, True West: Interpreting the Region's History (1987)
Essays
Where Is the American West?
Report on a Survey
Spanish Borderlands and Native Homelands
Documents
Don Luiacute;s de Velasco's Manifest, 1597
Nicolaacute;s de Aguilar's Worldly Goods, 1663
The Count of Paredes' Report on the Pueblo Indians' Revolt, 1681
Pedro Naranjo's Testimony, 1681
Bishop Tamaroacute;n Visits Santa Fe and Taos, 1760
Father Juniacute;pero Serra Asks Viceroy Antonio Bucareli for Leniency for the Indians, 1775
Essays
Honor and Marriage in New Mexico
Sexuality in California's Franciscan Missions
Cultural Contacts and Contracts
Documents
on Southern Ute Creation, Recorded 1912
Chippewa Contact Narrative, Recorded 1855
(Piegan) on the Appearance of Horses, Recorded 1895
Francis Chardon on the Destruction of the Arikaras and Mandans by Smallpox, 1837
on Life Among the Trappers, and the Trappers' View of Women, 18471849
Essays
Native Women in Canadian Fur Trade Society
Bison Ecology and Bison Diplomacy
Federal Support of Explorers and Emigrants
Documents
Meriwether Lewis at the Great Falls of the Missouri, 1805
The Stephen Long Expedition's Report of a Frontier Barrier, 1821
with the Mounted Riflemen Observes Emigrants on the Overland Trails, 1849
Impressions of the Overland Journey from 1849
The Overland Trails: Three Tables of Statistics
Essays
From the Northwest Passage to the "Great Reconnaissance"
The Federal Government's Aid to Overland Emigrants
The Legacy of Acquisition
Documents
Mexican General Mariano Arista's Advice to the Soldiers of the U.S. Army, 1846
Anastasio Parrode, Commander-in-Chief of the Department of Tamaulipas, to His Troops, 1846
Gives a Texan's View of the War with Mexico, 1846
on Incorporating Mexico, 1848
on Expansion and Mexican Lands, 1848
Statement at Her Trial for Treason, 1895
From Haunani-Kay Trask, a Native Daughter in Colony Hawai`i, 1993
Essays
The Myths of Manifest Destiny
Hawaii: The First and Last Far West?
Cowboys, Outlaws, and Violence
Documents
The Death of Jesse James, 1882
Recalls Rustlers and Vigilantes, 18831884
Writes of Her Husband's Murder, 1884
Theodore Roosevelt Describes Cowboy-Land, 1893
An Arkansas Newspaper on the Killing of Bill Dalton, 1894
Essays
The Cattle Towns Adjust to Violence (with a Postscript)
Outlaw Gangs and Social Bandits
Children, Marriage, and Families Photo
Documents
Homestead, Custer County, Nebraska, 1887
Ira Watson House, Custer County, Nebraska, 1886
Stewart Family in Spokane, Washington, 1889
Goshen, Utah, Sewing a Flag, c. 1917
with Their Children in California, date unknown A Chinese Family in California, date unknown and His Polygamous Family in Utah, c. 1900
Chipeta and Her Family in Dragon, Utah, 1907
Essays
Elliott West, Children and the Frontier Paula Petrik, Not a Love Story: Bordeaux v. Bordeaux
Contested Reforms
Documents
Examines Mormon Polygamy, 1860
Defends Plural Marriage, 1884
"Brigham, Brigham Young," An Anti-Mormon Folk Song, Collected in 1932
Testimony of Anti-Chinese Witnesses, 1876
Augustus Layres Endorses Chinese Immigrants, 1877
A Poetic Expression of the Chinese Perspective, c. 1885
Carrie Chapman Catt Encourages Idaho Suffragists, 1896
Newspaper Account of Idaho Suffrage Vote, 1896
Essays
Carol Cornwall Madsen, Utah Law and the Plural Wives, 18501900
Gender, Protest, and the Anti-Chinese Movement
Railroad and Mining Labor
Documents
on Building the Transcontinental Railroad, 1865
Describes the Engineering of the Railroad, 1867
Excerpts from the Annals of the Daughters of Charity at Virginia City, Nevada, c. 1875
Chinese Accounts of the Killings at Rock Springs, 1885
on the Ludlow Massacre, 1914
Flynn's IWW Call to Women, 1915
Essays
Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Northwest Railroad Work Force, 18931912
"Old" Radicals and "New" Immigrants in Bingham, Utah, 19051912
Living on the Land, Leaving the Land
Documents
Northern Ute Allotment, 1903
Recall the Early Days of Reservation Farming, 18771900
Martin Charlot and the Futility of Flathead-Salish Farming, 18901920
Jorgen and Otto Jorgensen Remember the Decision to Homestead in Montana, 1906
Advocates Homesteading for Women, 1913
The Bell Family Tries Dry Farming, 19111923
Essays
Farming and the Northern Ute Experience
A Family Farm Chronicle
Dam Water, Damn Dust
Documents
on Reclamation of the Arid Lands, 1878
the Conquest of Arid America, 1900
The Reclamation Act, 1902
Building Hoover Dam, 19291935
Letter from the Dust Bowl, 1935
The Plow That Broke the Plains: A Synopsis, 1936
on Soil Conservation, 1939
Essays
Striking the Rock
The Black Blizzards Roll In
The Other Western Homefront
Documents
Roger Daniels's Quantitative Note on the Forced Migrations of Japanese Americans, 19421946
A Desert Exile, 1942
Voices from the Unknown Internment, 1942
on the Aleut Evacuation, 1942
on Farm Workers from Mexico, 1943
on "Reconverting" Mexican Americans, 1946
Essays
Jim Crow in Alaska
Bracero Laborers in the Pacific Northwest
New Cities, New Lives Photo
Documents
Second Street Cable Railway, Looking West, 1888
Construction Site, c. 1910
Construction of the Harbor Freeway, 1956
Disneyland, 1955 Disneyland, 1967
Burning Building in Watts Uprising, 1965
A Korean American Stands Guard During the Los Angeles Riots, 1992
Dodger Stadium, 1962
Essays
Quintard Taylor, Blacks and Asians in a White City
The Urban West and the Twenty-First Century
Owning the West
Documents
Report of the Committee on the Conservation and Administration of the Public Domain, 1931
Utah Governor George Dern Responds to the Public Lands Debate, 1932
Two Reports from Nevada on the Sagebrush Rebellion, 1979
Is the Sagebrush Rebellion Dead? 1986
West's Rebels Take Fight to the Feds, 1995
Four Editorial Cartoons
Essays

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