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A companion to the American West

Author: William Francis Deverell
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Series: Blackwell companions to American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an introduction to the history of the American West. This title covers such topics as industrialism, women, Native Americans, exploration, religion, politics, and art. It is suitable for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Francis Deverell
ISBN: 0631213570 9780631213574
OCLC Number: 53090870
Description: x, 574 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: PART I. THINKING THROUGH THE AMERICAN WEST --
The making of the first American West and the unmaking of other realms / Stephen Aron --
Thinking West / Elliot West --
PART II. CONQUEST AND ITS PATTERNS: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY --
Passion and imagination in the exploration of the American West / James P. Ronda --
Environment and the nineteenth-century West: or, process encounters place / Andrew C. Isenberg --
Engineering the elephant: industrialism and the environment in the Greater West / David Igler --
Mining and the nineteenth-century American West / Malcolm J. Rohrbough --
Law and the contact of cultures / Sarah Barringer Gordon --
Native Americans in the nineteenth-century American West / David Rich Lewis --
Western violence / Michael A. Bellesiles --
Bringing it all back home: rethinking the history of women and the nineteenth-century West / Elizabeth Jameson --
Empire and liberty: contradictions and conflicts in nineteenth-century western political history / Jeffrey Ostler --
PART III. EXCEPTIONALISM OR REGIONALISM? THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN WEST --
African Americans in the twentieth-century West / Doublas Flamming --
The West and workers, 1870-1930 / James N. Gregory --
Societies to match the scenery: twentieth-century environmental history in the American West / Dan Flores --
Where to draw the line? The pacific, place, and the US West / Chris Friday --
Religion and the American West / Philip Goff --
Transients and stickers: the problem of community in the American West / Anne Hyde --
American Indians in the twentieth century / Peter Iverson --
The New Deal's West / Karen R. Merrill --
Art, ideology, and the West / Douglas R. Nickel --
"The West plays West": western tourism and the landscape of leisure / Marguerite S. Shaffer --
Hispanics and Latinos / Ramón A. Gutiérrez --
City lights: urban history in the West / Robert O. Self --
Politics and the twentieth-century American West / William Deverell --
The literary West and the twentieth century / David M. Wrobel.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to American history.
Responsibility: edited by William Deverell.
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