Into the West The Story of Its People

ISBN-10: 0679777490

ISBN-13: 9780679777496

Edition: N/A

Authors: Walter Nugent

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Acclaimed historian Walter Nugent brings us what is perhaps the most comprehensive and fascinating account to date of the peopling of the American West. In this epic social-demographic history, Nugent explores the populations of the West as they grow, change and intersect from the Paleo-Indians, the Spanish Conquistadors, to displaced Okies, wartime African American immigrants, and all the disparate groups that have made California the most ethnically diverse state in the union. Their tale, in all its complexity, is a tale that surprises, that subverts traditional stereotypes and that illuminates the multifaceted character of one of the world’s most unique and dynamic territories.
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List price: $18.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144

Where the West Is and Why People Have Gone There
The Mysterious West
The Five Motivators of Migration into the West
Where Did the Buffalo Roam, Anyway?
Plains to the Pacific or Just Dodge City to the Sierras?
The Agrarian Dream vs. the Old/Golden West
From Time Immemorial to 1848
Arrowheads, Large Animals, and Cliff Dwellings
Cortes, Onate, and New Spain
Spanish California and Its Missions
The Also-Ran Empires: France, Russia, and Britain
America's Empire for Liberty
The United States Captures Its West, 1848-1889
The Gold Rush Flood
The Gold Rush as Melting Pot
The Settlement Frontier: Kansas, Nebraska, and Dakota Territory
Abilenes and Tombstones: Cattle Drives and Cattle Towns
The New Northwest
Creating the Mormon Culture Area
California Latifundia
The Future and It Worked: Creating Pasadena and Los Angeles
The West as an Urban Frontier
Defying the Depression, 1889-1901
Depression, Frontier Persistence, and the New West
Indian Territory Becomes Oklahoma
The Nadir Period for Indian Population
The Farm Depression: Irrigation as Salvation
Riding the Railroads--and the Rails
Whistle-Stops: The Great Plains
The Great Basin
The Pacific West
State Making and the Offshore West
The Golden Twilight of the Settlement Frontier, 1901-1913
Homesteading's True Heyday
Wheat Country, from Texas North
Dakota the Multicultural
Down the Front Range
Homesteading amid the Mountains
Mining as an Industry, Miners as Communities
The Ethnic West
Issei and Nisei
The West in 1913
Tourists, Honyockers, Mexicans, and More, 1914-1929
World War I and the 1920s
The Tourist Vanguard: The West Becomes Terra Cognita
Honyockers' Hell
Defeat and Retreat: Case Studies
The Oil Patches
The Entrada of the Mexicans
The Mexican Revolution
Mexicans' Destinations
The Pot Thickens: Europeans, Blacks, and Asians
Los Angeles and the Metropolitan West
Dust Bowl and Depression, 1929-1941
A Pause between Two Americas
The Urban West in the Depression
The Demographic Baseline
The Mexican Repatriations
Asians, Europeans, and the Nativist Laws
Out of the Dust Bowl, Off the Farms
Did the New Deal Affect Western Population?
The War, the Baby Boom, and Slouching toward Watts, 1941-1965
The War Stimulus
"Relocating" the Japanese-Americans
The Great Exodus Heads West
The Baby Boom
Freeways and California Dreams, 1945-1960
The Minority Mosaic in Southern California
The Postwar West: A Brief Tour
Anglos and Braceros on the Plains
Slouching toward Watts, 1960-1965
"Where It All Starts," 1965-1987
The Collapse of the Baby Boom
The Immigrants' Return: The Act of 1965
Alternatives and Countercultures
The 1973 Oil Crisis, Slow Growth, and Environmental Demography
Metropolises and Leading Edges
Purple Mountains and Fruited Plains: The Interior West
The Leading Edge, 1987-1998
Trends Probable and Trends Problematic
Immigration "Reform and Control," 1986
The Fall and Rise of California
Last Tour of the Century
Some Postmillennial Projections
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