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The West : an illustrated history

Author: Geoffrey C Ward; Dayton Duncan
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Focuses chiefly on the 19th century which is the period that defined the American West in popular imagination.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey C Ward; Dayton Duncan
ISBN: 0316922366 9780316922364
OCLC Number: 34076431
Description: xvii, 445 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface / by Stephen Ives and Ken Burns --
The northern mystery : Other wests / by Richard White --
The most avid nation : The mission at Waiilatpu : a meeting place for western women / by Julie Roy Jeffrey --
Seeing the elephant : Myth and myopia : Hispanic peoples and western history / by David G. Gutiíerrez --
A hell of a storm : Believing in the American West / by Patricia Nelson Limerick --
The grandest enterprise under God : Great migrations : the pioneer in the American West / by John Mack Faragher --
Rivers run backward : Wilderness and the West / by T.H. Watkins --
The great die-up : The American West and the burden of belief / by N. Scott Momaday --
The outcome of our earnest endeavors : Monument Valley / by Dayton Duncan.
Responsibility: narrative by Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film script by Geoffrey C. Ward and Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Stephen Ives and Ken Burns ; and contributions by Dayton Duncan [and others].

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Focuses chiefly on the 19th century which is the period that defined the American West in popular imagination.

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