A Companion to the American West

Front Cover
William Deverell
Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 584 pages
0 Reviews
A Companion to the American West is a rigorous, illuminating introduction to the history of the American West. Twenty-five essays by expert scholars synthesize the best and most provocative work in the field and provide a comprehensive overview of themes and historiography.

  • Covers the culture, politics, and environment of the American West through periods of migration, settlement, and modernization
  • Discusses Native Americans and their conflicts and integration with American settlers

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2008)

William Deverell is Professor of History at the University of Southern California and director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. He is the author of Railroad Crossing: Californians and the Railroad, 1850-1910 (1994) and Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past (2004). He co-authored Eden by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region (2000) and The West in the History of the Nation (2000) and co-edited California Progressivism Revisited (1994) and Metropolis in the Making: Los Angeles in the 1920s (2001).

Bibliographic information