Herbert Eugene Bolton Historian of the American Borderlands

ISBN-10: 0520272161

ISBN-13: 9780520272163

Edition: 2012

Authors: Albert L. Hurtado

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This definitive biography offers a new critical assessment of the life, works, and ideas of Herbert E. Bolton (1870-1953), a leading historian of the American West, Mexico, and Latin America. Bolton, a famous pupil of Frederick Jackson Turner, formulated a concept--the borderlands--that is a foundation of historical studies today. His research took him not only to the archives and libraries of Mexico but out on the trails blazed by Spanish soldiers and missionaries during the colonial era. Bolton helped establish the reputation of the University of California and the Bancroft Library in the eyes of the world and was influential among historians during his lifetime, but interest in his ideas waned after his death. Now, more than a century after Bolton began to investigate the Mexican archives, Albert Hurtado explores his life against the backdrop of the cultural and political controversies of his day. In this superbly researched and engaging work, he sheds new light on Frederick Jackson Turner, illuminates the formative years of the University of California, and establishes the significance of a historian who shaped our understanding of the West.
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List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/29/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 388
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Albert L. Hurtadois Travis Chair in Modern American History at the University of Oklahoma. He is the editor ofMajor Problems in American Indian History,second edition, and author ofIndian Survival on the California Frontier, Intimate Frontiers: Sex, Gender, and Culture in Old California,andJohn Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier,winner of the Caughey Prize from the west Western Historical Association.

List of Illustrations
A Note on Language
Introduction: The Border Lord
The Scholars' Hard Road
A Gathering at Lake Mendota
Gone to Texas
Many Roads to California
In Stephens's Grove
Foundations of Empire
Teachers and Students�Worlds Apart
Of Presidents and Politics
Race, Place, and Heroes
Exploration, Empire, and Patrimony
The Grand Patriarch
Bury My Heart at Corte Madera
Western Revolt and Retirement
Defending the Empire
The Fading Pageant
The Emperor Departs
Afterword: The Debatable Legacy
Abbreviations Used in the Notes
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