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The story of the West : a history of the American West and its people

Author: Robert M UtleyW Raymond WoodJohn L KessellJames P RondaJohn Logan AllenAll authors
Publisher: London ; New York : DK Pub., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Recounts the history of the West from the emergence of pre-Columbian civilizations more than 12,000 years ago to the urban West of today.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Utley; W Raymond Wood; John L Kessell; James P Ronda; John Logan Allen; Glenda Riley; Gerald D Nash; Ellen Nanney; Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN: 0789496607 9780789496607 1405300159 9781405300155
OCLC Number: 53160770
Notes: "Smithsonian Institution."
"This authoritative and absorbing visual reference book documents the complete story of the American West, separating the myths from the reality"--Jacket flyleaf.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: The West before Columbus : prehistory to A.D. 1500 / W. Raymond Wood --
Spain in the West, 1500-1800 / John L. Kessell --
The winds of change, 1800-1840 / James P. Ronda --
The eagle screams, 1840-1865 / John Logan Allen --
The West subdued, 1865-1900 / Glenda Riley --
The contemporary West : 1900 to present / Gerald D. Nash ; edited by Richard W. Etulain.
Other Titles: West
Responsibility: Robert M. Utley, general editor ; [Smithsonian project coordinator, Ellen Nanney].

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Take a trip to the wild west to find the true history of a land steeped in legend. Exploring the social, cultural, political and economic history of the American West from the earliest times to the  Read more...

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Edited by seriously scholarly historians and endorsed by the Smithsonian Institute, The Story of the West aims to be the most authoritative illustrated history of the American West ever published. Read more...

 
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