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Companion to the American West

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ISBN-10: 1405156538

ISBN-13: 9781405156530

Edition: 2007

Authors: William F. Deverell, Michael A. Bellesiles, Douglas Flamming, Dan Flores, Chris Friday

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A rigorous introduction to the history of the American West. Over 20 essays by expert scholars synthesize the best work in the field. Each essay covers a subtopic of American Western history, its major concerns and its major works to provide an overview of themes and historiography.
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Book details

List price: $58.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Thinking Through the American West
The Making of the First American West and the Unmaking of Other Realms
Thinking West
Conquest and Its Patterns: The Nineteenth Century
Passion and Imagination in the Exploration of the American West
Environment and the Nineteenth-Century West: Or, Process Encounters Place
Engineering the Elephant: Industrialism and the Environment in the Greater West
Mining and the Nineteenth-Century American West
Law and the Contact of Cultures
Native Americans in the Nineteenth-Century American West
Western Violence
Bringing It All Back Home: Rethinking the History of Women and the Nineteenth-Century West
Empire and Liberty: Contradictions and Conflicts in Nineteenth-Century Western Political History
Exceptionalism or Regionalism? The Twentieth-Century American West
African Americans in the Twentieth-Century West
The West and Workers, 1870-1930
Societies to Match the Scenery: Twentieth-Century Environmental History in the American West
Where to Draw the Line? The Pacific, Place, and the US West
Religion and the American West
Transients and Stickers: The Problem of Community in the American West
American Indians in the Twentieth Century
The New Deal's West
Art, Ideology, and the West
"The West Plays West": Western Tourism and the Landscape of Leisure
Hispanics and Latinos
City Lights: Urban History in the West
Politics and the Twentieth-Century American West
The Literary West and the Twentieth Century
Bibliography
Index