Westward Expansion A History of the American Frontier
Edition: 6th 2001 (Abridged)
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Description: When it appeared in 1949, the first edition of Ray Allen Billington's 'Westward Expansion' set a new standard for scholarship in western American history, and the book's reputation among historians, scholars, and students grew through four subsequent editions. This abridgment and revision of Billington and Martin Ridge's fifth edition, with a new introduction and additional scholarship by Ridge, as well as an updated bibliography, focuses on the Trans-Mississippi frontier. Although the text sets out the remarkable story of the American frontier, which became, almost from the beginning, an archetypal narrative of the new American nation's successful expansion, the authors do not forget the social, environmental, and human cost of national expansion.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: The Frontier Hypothesis||p. 1|
|Westward to the Mississippi||p. 13|
|The Land and the People||p. 45|
|The Spanish-Mexican Frontier, 1540-1776||p. 61|
|The Traders' Frontier, 1776-1840||p. 83|
|The Mississippi Valley Frontier, 1803-1840||p. 107|
|The Taking of Texas, 1820-1845||p. 125|
|The Occupation of Oregon, 1825-1846||p. 151|
|The Great Basin Frontier, 1830-1846||p. 175|
|The Conquest of California, 1830-1846||p. 193|
|Conquest and Controversy, 1846-1850||p. 215|
|The West and Slavery, 1850-1860||p. 237|
|The Miners' Frontier, 1858-1875||p. 259|
|The Transportation Frontier, 1858-1884||p. 279|
|The Indian Barrier, 1860-1887||p. 299|
|The Ranchers' Frontier, 1865-1887||p. 321|
|Opening the Plains, 1870-1890||p. 341|
|The Farmers' Frontier, 1870-1890||p. 357|
|Conclusion: The Frontier Heritage||p. 377|
|Selected Readings||p. 391|
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