The American West: The Reader

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Walter T. K. Nugent, Martin Ridge
Indiana University Press, 1999 - 335 páginas
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The American West has generated exceptional attention in the past few years, and new scholarship and interpretations have enriched and enlivened the study of its history. Each of the seventeen exciting and provocative essays chosen for this book illuminates an important topic in Western history. Three opening essays by the editors define the West as frontier and region, and place American frontiers in comparative context. Then follow essays that consider women's property rights in Spanish-Mexican California; the mountain men and national identity; Indians and bison on the Great Plains in the early nineteenth century; the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848; the Latter-day Saints from 1830 to 1890; the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 as a case of Indian-white conflict; cowboys as wage workers in the 1880s; homesteading and the homesteading ideal; miners and ethnic conflict in early-twentieth-century Arizona; the Great Depression in Idaho; how World War II changed Los Angeles; Japanese-American women in World War II; African Americans in the West; and the Pacific Northwest since 1945. The editors also provide a general introduction to the study of Western history and a time line of important events.
 

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Índice

ARE WE TALKING ABOUT A PLACE? WHAT IS IT? WHERE IS
11
From Frontier to Region
24
Frontiers and Empires in the Late Nineteenth Century
39
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
57
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
81
INDIANS ANIMALS AND THE GREAT PLAINS 18001850
97
THE MEXICANAMERICAN WAR 18461848
120
THE LATTERDAY SAINTS 18301890
133
HOMESTEADING 1880S1930s
179
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
201
THE GREAT DEPRESSION IN THE NORTHWEST 19291941
225
WORLD WAR II AND THE METROPOLIS 19411945
234
JAPANESEAMERICAN WOMEN AND THE INTERNMENT OF 19421945
255
AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE WEST 15411993
274
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SINCE 1945
295
Index
325

INDIANS THE ARMY AND SETTLERS 1864
147
COWBOYS AS WAGE WORKERS 1880s
164

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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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