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New Studies in Economic and Social History : The American West. Visions and Revisions Series Number 50 - Margaret Walsh

New Studies in Economic and Social History

The American West. Visions and Revisions Series Number 50

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Published: 10th January 2005
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This is a succinct survey of the numerous contributions to the history of the American west. In the past twenty-five years historians have created a 'New Western History', which has aimed to rewrite the 'Old Western History' created around the famous Turner thesis on the significance of the American Frontier. Focusing on five main themes, this study examines and discusses the dynamics and progress of recent scholarship. Consideration is given to issues of land use, the environment, race, ethnicity, gender, business and the development of communities. Synthesising prolific research, the book offers a clear and up-to-date review for all students of American history. A full bibliography is provided for more extended study.

The Frontier and the West: realities, myths and the historians
Lands and landscapes: occupation and ownership
Peoples and migrations
Making a living: early settlements and farming
Making a living: non farming occupations
Western communities
Epilogue
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ISBN: 9780521593335
ISBN-10: 0521593336
Series: New Studies in Economic and Social History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 10th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.38