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Frontiers : a short history of the American West

Author: Robert V Hine; John Mack Faragher
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Series: Lamar series in western history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the history of the American West from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans to the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert V Hine; John Mack Faragher
ISBN: 9780300117103 0300117108 9780300136203 030013620X
OCLC Number: 74987823
Notes: Abridged ed. of: The American West. c2000.
Description: vii, 248 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Dreams and homelands --
A New World begins --
Contest of cultures --
The struggle of empires --
The Western land and its markers --
The fur trade --
From Texas to Oregon --
War and destiny --
Mining frontiers --
The power of the road --
Open range --
The safety valve --
A search for community --The urban frontier --
Plunder and preservation --
The myth of the frontier --
The frontier and west in our time.
Series Title: Lamar series in western history.
Responsibility: Robert V. Hine & John Mack Faragher.
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Provides a survey of the colourful history of the American West, from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This work introduces the  Read more...

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"There is simply no better first journey into the vast terrain of Western history than this lively, learned, clear-eyed volume. Another winner for Hine and Faragher."--Virginia Scharff, University of Read more...

 
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