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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • The Mayflower Peopleby Anna W. Hale

    Roberts Rinehart 1995; US$ 6.99

    A riveting day-by-day account of the Mayflower crossing based on actual journals, public records, and letters. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Politics of the American Westby Steven L. Danver

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 284.00

    The Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West is an A to Z reference work on the political development of one of America's most politically distinct, not to mention its fastest growing, region. more...

  • The Dalton Brothersby An Eye Witness

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Being an outlaw in the Old West was a dangerous, grisly businesstwenty-three gunshot wounds and living to tell the tale, falling out of a moving train, decapitation due to a hanging gone wrong, life on the lam, horse thievery, illegal alcohol trade, and more. This new volume collects two long out-of-print classic works The Dalton Brothers and Their... more...

  • A Tour on the Prairiesby Washington Irving

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    In 1832, Washington Irving, America?s first literary superstar, returned to the United States after seventeen years abroad and swiftly set out to explore Pawnee country?the wild uncharted territory deep in the young nation?s interior. It was a part of the country few white men had set foot in and even fewer had written about it?and certainly none... more...

  • Hard Road Westby Keith Heyer Meldahl

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    In 1848 news of the discovery of gold in California triggered an enormous wave of emigration toward the Pacific. Lured by the promise of riches, thousands of settlers left behind the forests, rain, and fertile soil of the eastern United States in favor of the rough-hewn lands of the American West. The dramatic terrain they struggled to cross is... more...

  • The Last Days of the Rainbeltby David J. Wishart

    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...

  • Others Had It Worseby Vetra Melrose Padget Covert; Chris D. Baker

    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...

  • Global West, American Frontierby David M. Wrobel

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • This Place, These Peopleby David Stark; Nancy Warner

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    Nancy Warner?s photographs and David Stark?s interviews and reflections provide fresh perspective on the history and culture of a distinctly American phenomenon. Continuing in the tradition of Solomon D. Butcher, who photographed some of the first midwestern settlers in the nineteenth century, and Wright Morris, who combined photographic and verbal... more...

  • The WPA Guide to Oklahomaby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authorsmany of whom would later... more...