A Colorado History

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Pruett Publishing, 2006 - History - 490 pages
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For forty years, A Colorado History has provided a comprehensive and accessible panoramic history of the Centennial State. From the arrival of the Paleo-Indians to contemporary times, this enlarged edition leads readers on an extraordinary exploration of a remarkable place.
  

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Contents

The Dwellers in the Cliffs
1
A Spanish Borderland
9
Exploring Louisiana
19
The Fur Frontier
30
The Frontier in Transition
41
Gold Rush
56
Miners and Merchants
68
Culture Comes to the Gold Towns
78
The Silver Crusade
216
The Good Old Days
226
The Era of Industrial Warfare
238
Water and Sugar
250
The Progressive Era
262
State and Nation
274
The Twenties
284
Depression Decade
298

Legal Beginnings
89
Battlegrounds
97
Smelters and Railroads
110
Utopias in the Desert
123
Carpetbaggers Kingdom
133
The Centennial State
144
Carbonate Camps
153
Open Range Days
165
Beyond the Continental Divide
175
Ditchdiggers and Sodbusters
186
New Frontiers
195
Politics and Populists
206
Life in Colorado Between Two Wars
310
Decades of Boom Years of Bust
321
Colorado and the Nation
333
Urban Colorado
346
The Old and the New
357
We Cant Remember Who We Were Tomorrow
367
Colorado in the New Millennium
379
Today Is Going To Be Long Long Ago
392
Suggested Reading
409
Colorados Governors Senators and Congressional
473
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About the author (2006)

Ubbelohde is the Henry Eldridge Bourke Professor of History Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University.

Maxine Benson has served as a university teacher, state historian of the Colorado Historical Society, and publications director at the Kansas Historical Society. She is the author or editor of several books including "One Thousand One Colorado Place Names.

Duane A. Smith is professor of history, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. He is also the author of"San Juan Gold: A Mining Engineer's Adventures, 1879-1881.

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