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The American West: A Concise History

The American West: A Concise History

Anne M. Butler, Michael J. Lansing

ISBN: 978-0-631-21085-6 August 2007 Wiley-Blackwell 256 Pages

 Hardcover

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$125.95

Description

Tracing events from the pre-history to the present day, this book offers a concise and accessible history of the American West.

  • Explores the complex interactions between and among cultures in the American West
  • Chronologically organized and informed by the latest scholarship
  • Grounded in attention to race, class, gender, and the environment, the text focuses on social, economic, and political forces that shaped the lived experiences of diverse westerners and influenced the patterns of western history.
Introduction.

1. First Wests, Many Wests.

2. Inside Native Wests.

3. Enforcing an American West.

4. Imperial Wests.

5. A Diverse, Urban, and Federal West.

6. Mythic West and Modern West.

Suggested Readings.

Index

“Anne Butler and Michael Lansing have given their best then to a difficult task-that of writing a readable and workable history of the American West. A noble effort, and it deserves examination by those who teach and ponder the history of the American West.” (Western History Quarterly)

"The American West is both concise and a significant contribution to understanding the famous region. It offers fresh insights, which is always a good recommendation." (History, October 2008)


  • Explores the complex interactions between and among cultures in the American West
  • Chronologically organized and informed by the latest scholarship
  • Grounded in attention to race, class, gender, and the environment, the text focuses on social, economic, and political forces that shaped the lived experiences of diverse westerners and influenced the patterns of western history.