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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

  • Jonathan Belcherby Michael C. Batinski

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    As early as the eighteenth century, New England's ministers were decrying public morality. Evangelical leaders such as Jonathan Edwards called for rulers to become spiritual as well as political leaders who would renew the people's covenant with God. The prosperous merchant Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757) self-consciously strove to become such a leader,... more...

  • Gold Rush Diaryby Thomas D. Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Among the hundreds captivated by the vision of quick riches in the gold fields of California was Elisha Douglass Perkins, a tall handsome youth from Marietta, Ohio, who has here left a remarkable first-hand account of the great trek westward in 1849. Perkins' diary is an unusually full and intimate record of crossing the plains and mountains of the... more...

  • On the Edge of the Wildby Stephen Bodio; Paula Young Lee

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 18.95

    “This book is a collage in essays about the kind of life I found worth living so far,? writes author Stephen J. Bodio. On the Edge of the Wild is a stunning collection that shares Bodio?s love for the country, wilderness, literature, and much more. With compelling stories about moving to Montana, treasured shotguns, and his absolute love of cooking,... more...

  • Absaraka, Home of the Crowsby Margaret Carrington

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    The classic journal and firsthand account of one of the most disastrous military battles of the American frontier. On July 17, 1866, two soldiers and six wagoners were killed by Sioux Indians. In the next two weeks, fourteen more men died in Sioux attacks. The attacks continued through the summer and fall. On December 21, disaster struck. Recklessly... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 11by Kenneth L. Holmes; Katherine G. Morrissey

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    The stories seem simple?they left, they traveled, they settled?yet the restless westering impulse of Americans created one of the most enduring figures in our frontier pantheon: the hardy pioneer persevering against all odds. Undeterred by storms, ruthless bandits, towering mountains, and raging epidemics, the women in these volumes suggest why the... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 10by Kenneth L. Holmes; Elliott West

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Forty years after the legendary overland travels of Oregon pioneers in the 1840s, Lucy Clark Allen wrote, ?the excitement continues.? Economic hard times in Minnesota sent Allen and her husband to Montana in hopes of evading the droughts, grasshoppers, and failed crops that had plagued their farm. Allen and her compatriots, in this volume of Covered... more...

  • Vanished Arizonaby Martha Summerhayes; Louise Barnett

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    When Martha Summerhayes (1844?1926) came as a bride to Fort Russell in Wyoming Territory in 1874, she ?saw not much in those first few days besides bright buttons, blue uniforms, and shining swords,? but soon enough the hard facts of army life began to intrude. Remonstrating with her husband, Jack Wyder Summerhayes, that she had only three rooms and... more...

  • History of Nebraska, Fourth Editionby James C. Olson; Ronald C. Naugle; John J. Montag

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 35.00

    History of Nebraska was originally created to mark the territorial centennial of Nebraska and then revised to coincide with the statehood centennial. This one-volume history quickly became the standard text for the college student and reference for the general reader, unmatched for generations as the only comprehensive history of the state. This... more...

  • Sacagaweaby Flora Warren Seymour; Robert Doremus

    Aladdin 2014; Not Available

    Learn about the childhood of Sacagawea, one of the first female all-stars in American history?and honored in US currency on the dollar coin. Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as an interpreter and guide, in their exploration of the Western United States. She traveled thousands of miles from... more...

  • Revolvers and Pistolas, Vaqueros and Caballeros: Debunking the Old Westby D. Figueredo

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    This riveting exposé reveals how a distorted belief in Anglo superiority necessitated the rewriting of American western history, replacing heroic images of Mexican and Spanish cowboys with negative stereotypes. more...