Frontiers: A Short History of the American West

Frontiers A Short History of the American West Published in to critical acclaim The American West A New Interpretive History quickly became the standard in college history courses Now Robert V Hine and John Mack Faragher offer a concise edit

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  • Title: Frontiers: A Short History of the American West
  • Author: Robert V. Hine John Mack Faragher
  • ISBN: 9780300117103
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Published in 2000 to critical acclaim, The American West A New Interpretive History quickly became the standard in college history courses Now Robert V Hine and John Mack Faragher offer a concise edition of their classic, freshly updated Lauded for their lively and elegant writing, the authors provide a grand survey of the colorful history of the American West, from thPublished in 2000 to critical acclaim, The American West A New Interpretive History quickly became the standard in college history courses Now Robert V Hine and John Mack Faragher offer a concise edition of their classic, freshly updated Lauded for their lively and elegant writing, the authors provide a grand survey of the colorful history of the American West, from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans to the beginning of the twenty first century.Frontiers introduces the diverse peoples and cultures of the American West and explores how men and women of different ethnic groups were affected when they met, mingled, and often clashed Hine and Faragher present the complexities of the American West as frontier and region, real and imagined, old and new Showcasing the distinctive voices and experiences of frontier characters, they explore topics ranging from early exploration to modern environmentalism, drawing expansively from a wide range of sources With four galleries of fascinating illustrations drawn from Yale University s premier Collection of Western Americana, some published here for the first time, this book will be treasured by every reader with an interest in the unique saga of the American West.

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    1. Una storia della colonizzazione del "West" americano. E' la versione ridotta di un saggio più ponderoso scritto dagli stessi autori.Il livello di dettaglio si è rivelato ideale per chi come me è (era) del tutto digiuno di storia americana. Cercavo proprio di farmi un'infarinatura per meglio apprezzare il genere western, che non ho mai amato.Si parte dai primi coloni del continente americano, gli spagnoli di Cortez, per poi passare alle altre potenze coloniali europee (inglesi e francesi), fin [...]

    2. Listened to the audiobook on my daily commute. A good bird's eye overview of American expansion from a moderately critical academic perspective.

    3. As a westerner I knew nuggets and boulders of the history of the "West" but this book does the best job of any I've read in laying it all out and showing how it is connected. The two authors show how "The West" and Frontier are synonyms in America's lexicon and how the history of this nation is really one of this constantly moving boundary. If you want to believe in the idealistic West where Indians (Native Americans) are savages and Whites are civilized this book is NOT for you, it is a refresh [...]

    4. A solid read on the American West. Hine gives a clear and concise overview of major topics. Good if you are unfamiliar with the major topics.

    5. A new historical interest has popped up for me recently- the American frontier, or "Old West" as it is commonly known. In searching for a suitable introduction to the topic, I ran across this book and decided to give it a try. In the first place, the book does not seem as concise as it could be. I realize that it is a "brief" edition of an earlier work, and as such should not be expected to be quite as large in scope. But I could not shake the feeling that each chapter was a separate essay on a [...]

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