In Mountain Shadows A History of Idaho

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ISBN-13: 9780803292413
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 5/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

"A colorful, fast-paced narrative, accented throughout by interpretive insights that give the book substance and meaning, but never at the price of critical insight or objectivity. A tremendous amount of thought and re-search have gone into this volume. It will find a wide and growing following among everyone interested in the state of ldaho."—Alfred Runte, author ofYosemite: The Embattled Wilderness. Idaho is now seen as one of the most intriguing and attractive states in the Union. Any view of the Gem State is likely to be broadened and deepened by this superbly written history of it,In Mountain Shadows. Carlos A. Schwantes illustrates the extent to which Idahoans have always been divided by geography, transportation patterns, religion, and history. Although the state motto should have been "Divided We Stand," as he says in affectionate jest, it is also true that Idahoans come together on some basics—on avoiding crowds and maintaining the good life close to scenic mountains and streams. Schwantes reaches back to 1805, when Lewis and Clark were among the first white men to enter present-day Idaho. He describes the Indians then living in the Great Basin and Plateau, and proceeds through layers of history to show how fur traders, missionaries, and overland emigrants defined the land that became a territory in 1863 and, finally, a state in 1890. The vigilantism, Indian wars, mining booms and busts, and an-imosity toward Mormons and Chinese immigrants that marked the territorial years gave way to more troubles in the early years of statehood: an economic downturn, industrial violence, political protest. The arrival of automobiles promised to end isolation, but the formidable terrain slowed the building of north-south highways, just as it had railroads. Nevertheless, future Idaho would be a product of engineering and witness the coming of irrigation systems and hydroelectric plants. Schwantes brings his history through the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War, noting everyday life, colorful personalities, political and economic cycles, raging controversies, and current trends. Carlos A. Schwantes is a professor of history at the University of Idaho. His books includeCoxey's Army: An American Odyssey(1985) andThe Pacific Northwest: An Interpretive History(1989), both published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Illustrations
Preface
Essential Idaho More Than Famous potatoes
1805: Year of First Contacts
Contested Terrain The Quest for Furs and Souls
Defining the Land
Ties That Bind Forging Early Transportation And Communication Links
Nurturing a New Economy
Town and Country Urban Roots of a Rural State
passages From Territory to State
The Quality of Life
Decade of Turmoil 1892-1902
Confident Years
War and a Troubled peace 1917-1929
Depression Daze and a New Deal
From World War to Cold War
Beneath the Capitol Domepolitical Trends, personalities And Controversies Since 1945
Epilogue What of the Future?
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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