The American West: A New Interpretive History

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Yale University Press, 2000 - History - 616 pages
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A survey of frontier history, tracing the story from the first Columbian contacts between Indians and Europeans to the multicultural encounters of the modern southwest. It provides details about topics such as western landscapes, environmental movements, literature, arts and film.
  

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As a westerner myself this was a startling revelation of how brutal my glorified family history actually was. America is just as bloody and brutal as any empire that came before. Shocked, disgusted, and a little disheartened. Read full review

Review: The American West: A New Interpretive History

User Review  - Goodreads

As a westerner myself this was a startling revelation of how brutal my glorified family history actually was. America is just as bloody and brutal as any empire that came before. Shocked, disgusted, and a little disheartened. Read full review

Contents

A New World Begins
12
Contest of Cultures
39
The Struggle of Empires
71
The Land and Its Markers
100
The Fur Trade
133
From Texas to Oregon
159
War and Destiny
199
Mining Frontiers
234
The Safety Valve
330
A Search for Community
362
The Urban Frontier
401
Plunder and Preservation
434
Myth of the West
472
The Frontier and West in Our Time
512
Notes
563
Index
591

The Power of the Road
274
Open Range
301

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About the author (2000)

Robert V. Hine is Professor of History Emeritus of the University of California, Riverside, and Professor Recalled at the University of California, Irvine. Among his many books are "Josiah Royce" (1992), and "California's Utopian Colonies" (3rd reprint edition California, 1983).

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