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- UNP - Bison Original 2013; US$ 29.95
Looking over the vast open plains of eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and southwestern Nebraska, where one can travel miles without seeing a town or even a house, it is hard to imagine the crowded landscape of the last decades of the nineteenth century. In those days farmers, speculators, and town builders flooded the region, believing that rain... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 17.50
In 1977, while studying journalism at the University of Iowa, Chris Baker gave his grandmother a notebook and asked her to write about her childhood. Years later, long after her death in 1990, he found the tattered yellow notebook. In twenty-nine handwritten pages, the woman he knew as Grandma Covert had recorded her younger life in rural Iowa between... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 39.95
Looking at both European and American travelers? accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville?s Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon?s Blue Highways , David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation?s romantic entanglement with its western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses... more...
- Hunter Publishing 1996; US$ 15.00
Quiet Places offers you the chance to venture down that 'road not taken.' Accompany native New Englander Michael Tougias down back roads and across fields to secret fishing holes, little-known historic sites, and tiny hamlets. Explore everything from the northern Berkshires and towns along the Housatonic to the trails through Sturbridges Tantiusques... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 21.95
John C. Frémont, nearly forgotten today, was one of the giants of nineteenth-century America. He led five expeditions into the American West in the 1840s and 1850s, covering a greater area than any other explorer. His expedition reports -- ghost-written by his beautiful and talented wife, Jessie Benton Frémont -- were bestsellers in their day. Riding... more...
- University of California Press 1999; US$ 36.95
In this classic work of American religious history, Robert Middlekauff traces the evolution of Puritan thought and theology in America from its origins in New England through the early eighteenth century. He focuses on three generations of intellectual ministers?Richard, Increase, and Cotton Mather?in order to challenge the traditional telling of the... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95
From Sacagawea's travels with Lewis and Clark to rock groupie Pamela Des Barres's California trips, women have moved across the American West with profound consequences for the people and places they encounter. Virginia Scharff revisits a grand theme of United States history?our restless, relentless westward movement--but sets out in new directions,... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
Joseph A. Amato proposes a bold and innovative approach to writing local history in this imaginative, wide-ranging, and deeply engaging exploration of the meaning of place and home. Arguing that people of every place and time deserve a history, Amato draws on his background as a European cultural historian and a prolific writer of local history to... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
Two centuries after their expedition awoke the nation both to the promise and to the disquiet of the vast territory out west, Lewis and Clark still stir the imagination, and their adventure remains one of the most celebrated and studied chapters in American history. This volume explores the legacy of Lewis and Clark's momentous journey and, on the... more...