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.
"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.