By William Deverell
A significant other to the yankee West is a rigorous, illuminating creation to the heritage of the yankee West. Twenty-five essays through professional students synthesize the simplest and so much provocative paintings within the box and supply a complete assessment of issues and historiography. Covers the tradition, politics, and setting of the yankee West via sessions of migration, cost, and modernization Discusses local americans and their conflicts and integration with American settlers
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Extra resources for A Companion to the American West (Blackwell Companions to American History)
Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier (New York: W. W. Norton, 1999). ): The Oxford History of the American West (Oxford University Press: New York, 1994). : Borderland in Retreat: From Spanish Louisiana to the Far Southwest (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1976). : A Man of Distinction among Them: Alexander McKee and British–Indian Affairs along the Ohio Country Frontier, 1734–1799 (Kent: Kent State University Press, 1999). Nelson, Paul David: Anthony Wayne: Soldier of the Early Republic (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985).
The railroad instantly changed that. Four months after the first transcontinental’s completion, a southern diarist’s single-entry dismissal of the space between Council Bluffs and the Rockies – “Passing a poor, sandy & stoney country” – suggested a region already on its way to becoming the Great Flyover. Anne Hyde (1990) has taught us how the transportation revolution was accompanied by a perceptual one, but others need to trace the connections among how people moved around the West, how transportation remade their economies, and how it rebuilt landscapes and human awareness of them.
Bain (1999) and Stephen Ambrose (2000). Building these lines was indeed a genuine epic, but as with the fascination with family immigration on the overland trail, the mythic glare makes us squint to the point that we miss other vital parts of the railroad story. Bain at least fleshes out the extraordinary political maneuvering and the robust, often shameless promotion behind laying down the Union Pacific and Central Pacific. Historians have paid less attention to the dynamic set in motion as railroads unleashed social, cultural and political transformations in the country they entered.
A Companion to the American West (Blackwell Companions to American History) by William Deverell