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The American West. Visions and Revisions

The American West. Visions and Revisions

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Part of New Studies in Economic and Social History

  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521596718

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  • Over 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 the dynamics and progress of recent scholarship in the issues of land use, the environment, race, ethnicity, gender, business and the development of communities. Synthesizing prolific research, it offers a clear and up-to-date review of American history and includes a complete bibliography.

    • An accessible guide to new approaches to the history of the American frontier
    • Covers the social, cultural and economic life of settlers in the west
    • An essential resource for students of American history
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    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521596718
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • contains: 5 maps 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Frontier and the West: realities, myths and the historians
    2. Lands and landscapes: occupation and ownership
    3. Peoples and migrations
    4. Making a living: early settlements and farming
    5. Making a living: non farming occupations
    6. Western communities
    7. Epilogue.

  • Author

    Margaret Walsh, University of Nottingham
    Margaret Walsh is a Professor of American Economic and Social History in the School of American and Canadian Studies of the University of Nottingham.

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