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The American West : the reader

Author: Walter T K Nugent; Martin Ridge
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. [u.a.] Indiana University Press 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The American West and its history have generated exceptional media attention in the past few years. Fresh scholarship and interpretations have enriched and enlivened almost every part of the field.  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter T K Nugent; Martin Ridge
ISBN: 0253212901 9780253212900 0253335302 9780253335302
OCLC Number: 246066015
Notes: Includes index
Description: XVI, 335 S
Contents: Map List of Illustrations Acknowledgments and Permissions Timeline General Introduction by Martin Ridge Part I: Defining the West Are We Talking about a Place? What Is It? Where Is It? 1. Walter Nugent, "Where is the American West?" 2. Martin Ridge, "The American West: From Frontier to Region" 3. Walter Nugent, "Frontiers and Empires in the Late Nineteenth Century" Part II: The Eighteenth Century California Women, 1769-1848 4. Gloria Ricci Lothrop, "Rancheras and the Land: Women and Property Rights in Hispanic California" Part III: The Nineteenth Century Exploration, the Fur Trade, and National Identity, 1807-1845 5. William H. Goetzmann, "Mountain Man as Jacksonian Man" Indians, Animals, and the Great Plains, 1800-1850 6. Dan Flores, "Bison Ecology and Bison Diplomacy: The Southern Plains from 1800 to 1850" The Mexican-American War, 1846-1848 7. Gene M. Brack, "Mexican Opinion, American Racism, and the War of 1846" The Latter-day Saints, 1830-1890 8. Martin Ridge, Mormon"'Deliverance' and the Closing of the Frontier" Indians, the Army, and Settlers, 1864 9. Janet LeCompte, "Sand Creek" Cowboys as Wage Workers, 1880s 10. David E. Lopez, "Cowboy Strikes and Unions" Homesteading, 1880s-1930s 11. Paula M. Nelson, "'Everything I Want is Here!': The Dakota Farmer's Rural Ideal, 1884-1934" Part IV: The Twentieth Century Mexican, "Anglo", and European Miners and Capital, 1900-1915 12. Phil Mellinger,"'The Men Have Become Organizers': Labor Conflict and Unionization in the Mexican Mining Communities of Arizona, 1900-1915" The Great Depression in the Northwest, 1929-1941 13. Leonard J. Arrington,"Idaho and the Great Depression" World War II and the Metropolis, 1941-1945 14. Arthur C. Verge, "The Impact of the Second World War on Los Angeles" Japanese-American Women and the Internment of 1942-1945 15. Valerie Matsumoto, "Japanese-American Women during World War II" African-Americans in the West, 1541-1993 16. Quintard Taylor, "From Esteban to Rodney King: Five Centuries of African American History in the West" The Pacific Northwest since 1945 17. Carl Abbott, "Regional City and Network City: Portland and Seattle in the Twentieth Century"
Responsibility: Walter Nugent and Martin Ridge, editors


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