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  • Bent's Fortby David Lavender

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.21

    Bent's Fort was a landmark of the American frontier, a huge private fort on the upper Arkansas River in present southeastern Colorado. Established by the adventurers Charles and William Bent, it stood until 1849 as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains. David Lavender's chronicle of these men and their part in the opening of the West... more...

  • Home Below Hell's Canyonby Grace Jordan

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.00 US$ 16.15

    During the depression days of the early 1930s the Jordan family—Len Jordan (later governor of Idaho and a United States senator), his wife Grace, and their three small children—moved to an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hell's Canyon, the deepest scratch on the face of North America. "Cut off from the world for months at a... more...

  • Westward Visionby David Lavender

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 21.95 US$ 18.66

    “In one very real sense,” David Lavender writes, “the story of the Oregon Trail begins with Columbus.” This opening suggests the panoramic sweep of his history of that famous trail. In chiseled, colorful prose, Lavender illustrates the “westward vision” that impelled the early explorers of the American interior looking for a northwest passage and... more...

  • Californiaby David Lavender

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 35.00 US$ 29.75

    From the earliest Spanish explorations in the late 1500s through the present, California's history and growth have been both tumultuous and phenomenal. All the historical facts are here: the missions and the Indians, the struggles between the Mexicans and the Americans, the fabulous gold rushes, statehood in 1850, railroad wars, furious labor upheavals,... more...

  • The Way to the Western Seaby David Lavender

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.21

    Critics have called David Lavender a "master storyteller" ( Library Journal ), his prose "virile, disciplined, yet personal" ( New York Times ), and his book "a balanced, learned, and lively history of an epochal human exploit" ( Choice ).   Lavender sets the stage with a lucid account of the imperial rivalries between England, Spain, France, and... more...

  • Historic Texasby Rick Sapp

    TAJ Books International 2014; US$ 3.99

    Texas was built on stories of cactus, cattle, and cowboys that have stretched as big as the state itself to encompass the even more fabulous tales of railroads, oil, and the bravest of settlers. Railroads brought commerce, people, and vitality to early Texas creating such strong growth and welcoming numerous industries that now the state’s economy... more...

  • The Peopling of New Connecticutby Jr. Richard Jr. Buel

    The Acorn Club 2011; US$ 19.99

    A collection of primary source documents offers new insight into the settlement of Connecticut’s Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio more...

  • GREAT PIONEER PROJECTSby Rachel Dickinson; Shawn Braley

    Nomad Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Young learners build replica sod houses, log cabins, and covered wagons and create their own printing presses... more...

  • The California and Oregon Trailby Francis Parkman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    The classic account of one man’s journey into the wild American frontier. In the spring of 1846, Francis Parkman, a Harvard-educated Boston-born aristocrat, headed west to experience the untamed regions of America, to acquaint himself with the wild mountain men in the Rockies, and to visit the surviving Indian tribes before all were absorbed by... more...

  • Ethnicity and Citizenshipby Jean Laponce; Safran William

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Examining past and present policies on immigration, current arguments regarding the evolution of the Canadian constitutional system and the continuing search for new definitions of citizenship; this book looks at the components of citizenship in Canada and the diversity of attitudes. more...