The American West: The Reader

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Contents Map; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments and Permissions; Timeline General Introduction by Martin Ridge Part I: Defining the West Are We Talking about a Place? What Is It? Where Is It? 1. Walter Nugent, "Where is the American West?" 2. Martin Ridge, "The American West: From Frontier to Region" 3. Walter Nugent, "Frontiers and Empires in the Late Nineteenth Century" Part II: The Eighteenth Century California Women, 1769-1848 4. Gloria Ricci Lothrop, "Rancheras and the Land: Women and Property Rights in Hispanic California" Part III: The Nineteenth Century Exploration, the Fur Trade, and National Identity, 1807-1845 5. William H. Goetzmann, "Mountain Man as Jacksonian Man" Indians, Animals, and the Great Plains, 1800-1850 6. Dan Flores, "Bison Ecology and Bison Diplomacy: The Southern Plains from 1800 to 1850" The Mexican-American War, 1846-1848 7. Gene M. Brack, "Mexican Opinion, American Racism, and the War of 1846" The Latter-day Saints, 1830-1890 8. Martin Ridge, Mormon"'Deliverance' and the Closing of the Frontier" Indians, the Army, and Settlers, 1864 9. Janet LeCompte, "Sand Creek" Cowboys as Wage Workers, 1880s 10. David E. Lopez, "Cowboy Strikes and Unions" Homesteading, 1880s-1930s 11. Paula M. Nelson, "Everything I Want is Here!": The Dakota Farmer's Rural Ideal, 1884-1934" Part IV: The Twentieth Century Mexican, "Anglo", and European Miners and Capital, 1900-191512. Phil Mellinger, "The Men Have Become Organizers": Labor Conflict and Unionization in the Mexican Mining Communities of Arizona, 1900-1915" The Great Depression in the Northwest, 1929-1941 13. Leonard J. Arrington, "Idaho and the Great Depression" World War II and the Metropolis, 1941-1945 14. Arthur C. Verge, "The Impact of the Second World War on Los Angeles" Japanese-American Women and the Internment of 1942-1945 15. Valerie Matsumoto, "Japanese-American Women during World War II" African-Americans in the West, 1541-1993 16. Quintard Taylor, "From Esteban to Rodney King: Five Centuries of African American History in the West" The Pacific Northwest since 1945 17. Carl Abbott, "Regional City and Network City: Portland and Seattle in the Twentieth Century"
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"Those who appreciate the impact of history will be impressed with theselection of articles." -- Nebraska History
Designed for surveycourses -- yet in-depth enough to support intensive discussion -- these seventeenclassic essays traverse the history of the American West, from women's propertyrights in Spanish-Mexican California to the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, fromhomesteading and mining to the Great Depression and World War II. Provocative andilluminating.
Editiert von: Walter Nugent, Martin Ridge
Walter Nugent has been Andrew V. Tackes Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame since 1984. His earlier books include The Tolerant Populist: Kansas Populism and Nativism, Money and American Society 1865-1880, Structures of American Social History, and Crossings: The Great Transatlantic Migrations, 1870-1914. Forthcoming is a history of the people of the American West.Martin Ridge, former president of the Western History Association and the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, is Senior Research Associate in the Huntington Library. He is former editor of The Journal of American History and co-author with Ray Allen Billington of Westward Expansion: A History of the American Frontier and America's Frontier Story: A Documentary History of Westward Expansion.

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Autor: Walter Nugent
ISBN-13 :: 9780253212900
ISBN: 0253212901
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.10.1999
Verlag: INDIANA UNIV PR
Gewicht: 544g
Seiten: 360
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 235x156x26 mm
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