Pacific Northwest An Interpretive History

ISBN-10: 0803292287

ISBN-13: 9780803292284

Edition: 2nd 1996

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Description: Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes has revised and expanded the entire work, which is still the most comprehensive and balanced history of the region. This edition contains significant additional material on early mining in the Pacific Northwest, sea routes to Oregon in the early discovery and contact period, the environment of the region, the impact of the Klondike gold rush, and politics since 1945. Recent environmental controversies, such as endangered salmon runs and the spotted owl dispute, have been addressed, as has the effect of the Cold War on the region’s economy. The author has also expanded discussion of the roles of women and minorities and updated statistical information. Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes is a professor in the Department of History, and director of the Institute for Pacific Northwest Study, at the University of Idaho. He is the author of a number of books, includingHard Traveling: A Portrait of Work Life in the New Northwest(Nebraska 1995).

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 6/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 570
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes is the St. Louis Mercantile Library Endowed Professor of Transportation Studies and the West at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
a Sense of Place: the Essential Pacific Northwest
Isolation and Empire
The First Pacific Northwesterners
Encounters with a Distant Land
Continental Dreams and Fur Empires
The Pioneers' Northwest
Bound for the Promised Land
Growing Pains: New Territories, Gold Fever, and a Civil War
Holes in the Social Fabric
From Frontier to Urban-Industrial Society
Metropolitan Corridors: Forging New Transportation Links
the Stumps of Enterprise: a Natural Resource-Based Economy
a Quickening Pace of Life: Immigration and Urban Growth
a Time of Testing: Omnibus States and the Excesses of the 1890s
Removing the Rough Edges: Society, Education, and Culture
Envisioning a New Northwest
Progress and Its Discontents
Commonwealth of Toil
Birth of the Modern
The Pacific Northwest Comes of Age
from World War to Cold War
Roller-Coaster Years
Environment at Risk
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