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- University of North Texas Press 2006; US$ 22.36
Short as the life of the Southern Overland Mail turned out to be (1858 to 1861), the saga of the Butterfield Trail remains a high point in the westward movement. This work offers a history and guide to retrace that historic and romantic Trail, which stretches 2800 miles from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast. more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Although he is now best remembered for rip-roaring adventure novels like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-regarded travel writer during his lifetime. In Across the Plains, Stevenson recounts his experiences traveling in the United States in a series of fascinating and detailed... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95
"In this well-written monograph Paula M. Nelson tells the story of the settlement of 'west river country,' that part of South Dakota west of the Missouri River....Nelson's major contribution is her reconstruction of the social life of this generation of settlers....Nelson is particularly sensitive to the experience of pioneer women, both those who... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 19.95
In 1949, Iowa farm wife Evelyn Birkby began to write a weekly column entitled “Up a Country Lane” for the Shenandoah Evening Sentinel , now called the Valley News . Sixty-three years, one Royal typewriter, and five computers later, she is still creating a weekly record of the lives and interests of her family, friends, and neighbors.... more...
- Scribner 2010; US$ 19.99
Dee Brown is most renowned for authoring the all-time bestselling book on the West, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which has sold more than 5,000,000 copies in English and has had countless translations the world over. This was the first fully realized, sympathetic history of Native Americans and became an immediate classic. Here, now, is The American... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 148.99
The American West used to be a story of gunfights, glory, wagon trails, and linear progress. Historians such as Frederick Jackson Turner and Hollywood movies such as Stagecoach (1939) and Shane (1953) cast the trans-Mississippi region as a frontier of epic proportions where 'savagery' met 'civilization' and boys became men. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 20.00
This is a succinct survey of the history of the American west. Focusing on issues of land use, environment, race, ethnicity, gender, business and the development of communities, the book examines the dynamics and progress of recent scholarship. It will prove invaluable for all students of American history. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
Anne Hutchinson, America's first female religious leader and one of the best-known women in colonial history, emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony from England in 1634 with her husband and 11 children. Charismatic and exceptionally well educated for a woman of her time, Hutchinson was banned from Massachusetts after publicly criticizing the... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1990; US$ 44.95
In July 1909 twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth Corey left her Iowa farm to stake her claim to a South Dakota homestead. Over the next ten years, as she continued her schoolteaching career and carved out a home for herself in this inhospitable territory, she sent a steady stream of letters to her family back in Iowa. From the edge of modern America,... more...