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The light shines from the West : a Western perspective on the growth of America

Author: Robert C Baron
Publisher: Golden, Colorado : Fulcrum Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An exploration of the innovations and expansions that have shaped the West and the American landscape from 1800 to today, this groundbreaking book shines a light on the stories of the people and places integral to the development of our nation. From land genealogy to the politics that form when new land and cultures are discovered, this book provides an overdue and insightful overview of western American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Baron
ISBN: 9781682751640 1682751643
OCLC Number: 1004559839
Description: xx, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Thomas Jefferson and the West / Robert C. Baron --
The View from Virginia --
Dreams of the West --
Jefferson's Library and the West --
Westward Exploration --
The Presidency: 1801-1809 --
French and Spanish Explorers --
Lewis and Clark Expedition: 1804-1806 --
Senior Statesman: 1809-1826 --
The Land / Robert C. Baron --
The Land: Colonial America through the Nineteenth Century --
Native Americans / Daniel R. Wildcat --
A Historical Review of Three Federal Indian Policy Initiatives --
The Boundary Line: Civilized Peoples and Savages --
Removal Policy --
The Classic Liberal Solution: Education --
The General Allotment (Dawes) Act --
Time, Space, and the Defense of Place --
The "Termination" Policy --
History through Indigenous Eyes --
Changing Boundaries / Robert C. Baron --
European Culture and Wars --
Canada --
French North America (1534-1763) --
English Canada (1760-1867) --
Canadian Nationhood --
Canadian-US Relations --
Mexico --
Early History --
Spanish Explorers --
Greater Mexico --
Mexican-American War (1846-1848) --
Mexican-US Relations --
Hispanics in America --
Migration from the East / Robert C. Baron --
Rivers and Settlements --
Walking, Wagons, Water --
Roadways --
Canals --
The Steam Engine and Steamboat --
The Growth of Midwestern Farm States and Beyond --
The Railroad --
The Country Moves West / Robert C. Baron --
National Railroads --
The Rocky Mountain West --
Mining, Cattle, Sheep, and Timbering --
The West as a Colony of the East --
Changes during the Past Three-Quarters of a Century --
Transportation --
Communication --
Isolation and Integration --
Women of the West / Elizabeth Darby --
Western Native American Women --
Hispanic Women of the West --
African Descent Women of the West --
Anglo Women of the West --
Chinese Women of the West --
Politics in the West By / Donald A. Yale --
Overview --
The American West --
Western History --
Western Law --
The Rural West / Page Lambert --
A New Tide Washes Over the Land --
Rural Isolation --
Natural Resources, Mechanization, and Agriculture --
Women of the Rural West --
Economic and Emotional Depression in the Rural West --
Rural Americans-The Invisible Demographic --
The Future of the Rural West --
Education and Economic History / Robert C. Baron, Bruce C. Paton --
Elementary Education and Land Grant Colleges --
Medicine --
Job Creation --
Technology Moves West --
Private and Public Ownership of the Land-Wilderness, National Parks, Forests --
Quality of Life --
The West in Fact and Fiction / Robert C. Baron --
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Views: Journals and Visitors --
Nineteenth-Century Art and Photography --
Westerners --
Western Movies, Radio, and Television --
Novels of the West --
History, Biography, and Memoirs --
Preserving the Land --
Twentieth-Century Western Art, Sculpture, Photography, Music, Museums, and Collections --
Western Reality and Image --
The American West / Robert C. Baron --
The Land --
The People --
Government --
The US West and East --
The American West in the Twenty-First Century.
Other Titles: Western perspective on the growth of America
Responsibility: Robert C. Baron.

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"An exploration of the innovations and expansions that have shaped the West and the American landscape from 1800 to today, this groundbreaking book shines a light on the stories of the people and places integral to the development of our nation. From land genealogy to the politics that form when new land and cultures are discovered, this book provides an overdue and insightful overview of western American history."--Provided by publisher.

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