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When we think of the American West, we tend to conjure up images that are known the world over: bearded forty-niners leading pack mules up a mountain trail, the Oklahoma land stampede, Custer's Last Stand, and especially the range-riding, quick-shooting cowboy. But these familiar images are only a small part of western history. From the arrival of the Navajos in the Southwest more than seven hundred years ago, to the first Spanish settlements in New Mexico in the late sixteenth century, to the large Mormon migration to the Great Salt Lake, to the tourists flocking to the neon landscape of modern Las Vegas, the complex story of the West stretches across centuries, embracing many voices and contrasting cultures. The West is in fact as varied as America itself. Indeed, to enlarge on Wallace Stegner's singular phrase, the West is America, only more so. Lavishly illustrated and based on the finest scholarship, The Oxford History of the American West is the first comprehensive study to do full justice to the rich complexity of this region. It brings together the work of twenty-eight leading western historians who explore this area from a dazzling number of perspectives. They provide insightful portraits of the West as a distinctive place of many peoples - native and non-native, European and Asian, African and Latino - and of many terrains - from the timbered Pacific Northwest to the Dakota Badlands, and from the fires of Kilauea to the ice cliffs of Glacier Bay, Alaska. They describe the great wealth generated by a series of spectacular bonanzas, such as gold at Sutter's Mill, copper in Butte, Montana, and oil on Alaska's north shore; illuminate the role of the West in the national and globaleconomy; and consider the environmental challenges created by replacing buffalo with cattle or by designating national parks and military test sites. The book also examines the social forces behind the violence of the West, the great political movements that affected the regionBiografía del autor:
About the Editors: Clyde A. Milner II is Editor of the Western Historical Quarterly and Professor of History at Utah State University. Carol A. O'Connor is Professor of History at Utah State University. Martha A. Sandweiss is Director of Mead Art Museum and Associate Professor of American Studies at Amherst College.
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Descripción Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condición: New. 0195059689. Nº de ref. del artículo: C11-780
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1994. Hardcover. Condición: New. annotated edition. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0195059689
Descripción Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. Description Hard Cover In Dust Jacket. First Edition, First Printing. Full Tan Cloth With Black Lettering Stamped On Spine; Endpapers With United States Map In Cream And Brown. 872 Pages. Condition: Book New, Textblock Clean, Tight, Square, Unmarked; Dj New, Not Price Clipped, In Clear Brodart Protective Cover. Content: This Compendium Is Thoughtfully Organized, Dramatically Illustrated, And Beautifully Narrated By 28 Major Historians Who Have Joined Forces To Cover The Story Of Native Peoples, The Coming Of Europeans, Social Life, Religion, Violence, And The Visual, Literary, And Mythic Impact Of The West. Generously Illustrated With Color And B&W Plates, Photos, Maps, And Drawings. The Beautiful Dustjacket Features A Glossy Pictorial Of "Open Range" By Maynard Dixon (Oil On Canvas.). A Superb Reference In Pristine Condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: 000040
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