Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860

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U of Nebraska Press, Jul 1, 2011 - History - 648 pages
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EMPIRES, NATIONS, AND FAMILIES: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860

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A sharp reframing of the history of the early Western frontier in personal terms.At the outset of this elegantly written study, winner of the Bancroft Prize and a finalist for last year's Pulitzer ... Read full review

Contents

The Geography of Empire in 1804
1
Replacing a State The Continental Web of Family Trade
25
Americans All The Mixed World of Indian Country
221
From Nations to Nation Imposing a State 18401865
347
How It All Turned Out
497
Notes
515
Bibliography
563
Index
597
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