Download or read book in PDF Legacy of Conquest written by Patricia Limerick and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1987-12 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study corrects the misperceptions of the American West based on representations from novels and films and shows how western history was--and is--a vast economic event. Reprint.
Download or read book in PDF The Legacy of Conquest written by Patricia Nelson Limerick and published by W. W. Norton. This book was released on 1987 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Limerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today." Richard White The "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today. 28 illustrations.
Download or read book in PDF The American West written by Walter Nugent and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1999-10-22 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book in PDF The American West written by Gordon Morris Bakken and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West :
Download or read book in PDF Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West written by Steven L. Danver and published by CQ Press. This book was released on 2013-04-25 with total page 825 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West is an A to Z reference work on the political development of one of America’s most politically distinct, not to mention its fastest growing, region. This work will cover not only the significant events and actors of Western politics, but also deal with key institutional, historical, environmental, and sociopolitical themes and concepts that are important to more fully understanding the politics of the West over the last century.
Author :Richard W. Etulain Publisher :University of Arizona Press Release Date :1996-09 ISBN :0816516839 Pages :276 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (168 users download)
Summary Book Review Re-imagining the Modern American West :
Download or read book in PDF Re-imagining the Modern American West written by Richard W. Etulain and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 1996-09 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes changes in how the West has been seen, from a male-dominated frontier, to a region with a powerful sense of place, to a modern center of both genders, ethnic groups, and environmental interests
Author :Steffen Wöll Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2020-10-12 ISBN :9783110690132 Pages :315 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (16 users download)
Download or read book in PDF The West and the Word written by Steffen Wöll and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Western expansion in North America has mainly been described as either a linear sequence energized by nineteenth-century nation-building processes at a moving frontier, or as the practice of settler colonialism and its exploitation of resources and displacement of nonwhite peoples. This book suggests that shifting the focus from this binary pattern towards spatial imaginations and spatialization processes—a new theoretical framework developed at SFB 1199—provides novel insights into the placemaking dynamics of the American West. It brings to light a discursive diversity that often contradicts unidirectional interpretive patterns. It becomes clear that while some discourses solidified into spatial metanarratives like the character-shaping clash of civilizations at the frontier or manifest destiny, alternative spatial imaginations exist juxtaposed to or obfuscated by canonical interpretations. Making use of a variety of sources (including works of literature, poetry, newspapers, paintings, and speeches) to access spatialization processes on several sociocultural scales, the book presents a careful exploration of the parameters that inform(ed) the creation, affirmation, and subversion of spatial imagination of the American West throughout the nineteenth century from the perspective of American Studies.
Author :Clyde A. Milner II Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :1996-10-24 ISBN :0195356586 Pages :336 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (565 users download)
Download or read book in PDF A New Significance written by Clyde A. Milner II and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1996-10-24 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1893, Fredrick Jackson Turner published his revolutionary essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History." A century later, many of the country's most innovative scholars of Western history assembled at a conference at Utah State University under the direction of historian Clyde A. Milner II. Here they delivered essays meant to map the exciting new territory opened in recent years in the history of the West. Gathering the best of these essays, this collection aims to produce a compelling assessment of the newest Western historiography. The entries include William Deverell on the significance of the West in American history; David Gutiérrez on Mexican Americans; Susan Rhodes Neel on nature and the environment; Gail M. Nomura on Asia and Asian Americans; Anne F. Hyde on cultural perceptions; David Rich Lewis on Native Americans; Susan Lee Johnson on men, women, and gender; and Qunitard Taylor on race and African-Americans. Each essay is accompanied by commentaries written by other top scholars, and the eminent historian Allan G. Bogue supplies a penetrating introduction.
Download or read book in PDF Beyond the Great Story written by Robert F. Berkhofer and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What legitimate form can history take when faced by the severe challenges issued in recent years by literary, rhetorical, multiculturalist, and feminist theories? That is the question considered in this pathbreaking book. Robert Berkhofer addresses the essential practical concern of contemporary historians.
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Download or read book in PDF Kommunikativer Fremdsprachenunterricht written by Michael Legutke and published by Gunter Narr Verlag. This book was released on 2003 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book in PDF The New Western History written by Forrest Glen Robinson and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seven scholars examine the work of the "new western" historians, who retell the story of the American West from the point of view of the oppressed and colonized, and discuss ways to expand the horizons of this new approach to include fiction, literature by women, racial categories, writers who presaged the movement, popular culture, and natural history.
Summary Book Review A Companion to 19th-Century America :
Download or read book in PDF A Companion to 19th-Century America written by William Barney and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to 19th-Century America is an authoritative overview of current historiographical developments and major themes in the history of nineteenth-century America. Twenty-seven scholars, all specialists in their own thematic areas, examine the key debates and historiography. A thematic and chronological organization brings together the major time periods, politics, the Civil War, economy, and social and cultural history of the nineteenth century. Written with the general reader in mind, each essay surveys the historical research, the emerging concerns, and assesses the future direction of scholarship. Complete coverage of all the major themes and current debates in nineteenth-century US history assessing the state of the scholarship and future concerns. 24 original essays by leading experts in nineteenth-century American history complete with up-to-date bibliographies. Chronological and thematic organization covers both traditional and contemporary fields of research - politics, periods, economy, class formation, ethnicity, gender roles, regions, culture and ideas.
Author :Michael J. Hogan Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2004-01-19 ISBN :0521540356 Pages :386 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (43 users download)
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Download or read book in PDF Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations written by Michael J. Hogan and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-01-19 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revised and updated introduction to American diplomatic history.
Download or read book in PDF Aspects of American History written by Simon Henderson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-01-26 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aspects of American History examines major themes, personalities and issues across American history, using topic focused essays. Each chapter focuses on key events and time periods within a broad framework looking at liberty and equality, the role of government and national identity. The volume engages with its central themes through a broad ranging examination of aspects of the American past, including discussions of political history, foreign policy, presidential leadership and the construction of national memory. In each essay, Simon Henderson: introduces fresh angles to traditional topics consolidates recent research in themed essays analyzes views of different historians offers an interpretive rather than narrative approach gives concise treatment to complex issues. Including an introduction which places key themes in context, this book enables readers to make comparisons and trace major thematic developments across American history.
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Download or read book in PDF American History Goes to the Movies written by W. Bryan Rommel Ruiz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-01-26 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether they prefer blockbusters, historical dramas, or documentaries, people learn much of what they know about history from the movies. In American History Goes to the Movies, W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz shows how popular representations of historic events shape the way audiences understand the history of the United States, including American representations of race and gender, and stories of immigration, especially the familiar narrative of the American Dream. Using films from many different genres, American History Goes to the Movies draws together movies that depict the Civil War, the Wild West, the assassination of JFK, and the events of 9/11, from The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to The Exorcist and United 93, to show how viewers use movies to make sense of the past, addressing not only how we render history for popular enjoyment, but also how Hollywood’s renderings of America influence the way Americans see themselves and how they make sense of the world.
Summary Book Review New Geographies of the American West :
Download or read book in PDF New Geographies of the American West written by William Riebsame Travis and published by Island Press. This book was released on 2007-05-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reconciling explosive growth with often majestic landscape defines New Geographies of the American West. Geographer William Travis examines contemporary land use changes and development patterns from the Mississippi to the Pacific, and assesses the ecological and social outcomes of Western development. Unlike previous "boom" periods dependent on oil or gold, the modern population explosion in the West reflects a sustained passion for living in this specific landscape. But the encroaching exurbs, ranchettes, and ski resorts are slicing away at the very environment that Westerners cherish. Efforts to manage growth in the West are usually stymied at the state and local levels. Is it possible to improve development patterns within the West's traditional anti-planning, pro-growth milieu, or is a new model needed? Can the region develop sustainably, protecting and managing its defining wildness, while benefiting from it, too? Travis takes up the challenge , suggesting that functional and attractive settlement can be embedded in preserved lands, working landscapes, and healthy ecologies.
Summary Book Review The Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West :
Download or read book in PDF The Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West written by Susan Bernardin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-06-20 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first major collection to remap the American West though the intersectional lens of gender and sexuality, especially in relation to race and Indigeneity. Organized through several interrelated key concepts, The Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West addresses gender and sexuality from and across diverse and divergent methodologies. Comprising 34 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into four parts: Genealogies Bodies Movements Lands The volume features leading and newer scholars whose essays connect interdisciplinary fields including Indigenous Studies, Latinx and Asian American Studies, Western American Studies, and Queer, Feminist, and Gender Studies. Through innovative methodologies and reclaimed archives of knowledge, contributors model fresh frameworks for thinking about relations of power and place, gender and genre, settler colonization and decolonial resistance. Even as they reckon with the ongoing gendered and racialized violence at the core of the American West, contributors forge new lexicons for imagining alternative Western futures. This pathbreaking collection will be invaluable to scholars and students studying the origins, myths, histories, and legacies of the American West. This is a foundational collection that will become invaluable to scholars and students across a range of disciplines including Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literary Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Latinx Studies.