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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • Geschichte des Westensby Heinrich August Winkler

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 22.72

    Seit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges ist die Welt nicht übersichtlicher und auch nicht friedlicher geworden. Die Erweiterung und Krise der Europäischen Union, der 11. September, die Kriege in Afghanistan und Irak, die globale Finanzkrise, der ?arabische Frühling?, der Konflikt um die Ukraine und die Bedrohung durch den ?Islamischen Staat? ? das sind nur... more...

  • Across the Plainsby Robert Louis Stevenson

    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...

  • The Oregon Trailby Francis Parkman

    The Floating Press 1847; US$ 3.99

    Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Trail. This series of non-fiction essays from Francis Parkman details life on the nineteenth-century American frontier, detailing the summer a young Parkman traveled through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Along the way, the author spent time hunting and fishing, as well as participating in a buffalo hunt... more...

  • The Story of the Outlawby Emerson Hough

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 3.99

    Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild West's most infamous outlaws. This volume includes biographies and narrative sketches that detail the lives and misdeeds of some of the most notorious... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson: The Apostle of Americanismby Gilbert Chinard

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Gain an intimate understanding of one of the key figures in American history in this detailed biography of Thomas Jefferson. It is virtually impossible to overstate the influence that Jefferson exerted during and after the formation of the United States, ranging from his stint as president to his formation of the American system of higher education... more...

  • Dubuque's Forgotten Cemeteryby Robin M. Lillie; Jennifer E. Mack

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    Atop a scenic bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and downtown Dubuque there once lay a graveyard dating to the 1830s, the earliest days of American settlement in Iowa. Though many local residents knew the property had once been a Catholic burial ground, they believed the graves had been moved to a new cemetery in the late nineteenth century in... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3by Kenneth L. Holmes; Susan Armitage

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    The wagon trains to California greatly decreased in 1851 as reports of deadly cholera on the trail the year before and strikeouts in gold prospecting became known. Those who did go west?about 2,160 men and 1,440 women?tended toward Oregon's rich Willamette Valley because of a new federal land law that awarded a husband and wife a full section. Volume... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 7by Kenneth L. Holmes; Shirley Anne Leckie

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    Some of the women traveling west in the late 1850s were strong advocates of equal rights for their sex. On the trail, Julia Archibald Holmes and Hannah Keziah Clapp sensibly wore the ?freedom costume? called bloomers. In 1858 Holmes joined the Pikes Peak gold rush and was the first woman of record to climb the famous mountain.   Educator Hannah... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 8by Kenneth L. Holmes; Maria Montoya

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    The overland trails in the 1860s witnessed the creation of stage stations to facilitate overland travel. These stations, placed every twenty or thirty miles, ensured that travelers would be able to obtain grain for their livestock and food for themselves. They also sped up the process of mail delivery to remote Western outposts. Tragically, the easing... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 9by Kenneth L. Holmes; Sherry L. Smith

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    In their simplicity is their poignancy. On August 7, 1865, Mary Louisa Black noted in her journal that they were ?nooning on a nice stream in a valey in the mountains.? A day later she observed that one of the men in the overland expedition had ?buried an infant here yesterday?still born.? One can only imagine her emotional turmoil?she had buried... more...