Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860

Empires Nations and Families A History of the North American West To most people living in the West the Louisiana Purchase made little difference the United States was just another imperial overlord to be assessed and manipulated This was not as Empires Nations

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  • Title: Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860
  • Author: Anne F. Hyde
  • ISBN: 9780803224056
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • To most people living in the West, the Louisiana Purchase made little difference the United States was just another imperial overlord to be assessed and manipulated This was not, as Empires, Nations, and Families makes clear, virgin wilderness discovered by virtuous Anglo entrepreneurs Rather, the United States was a newcomer in a place already complicated by vying empiTo most people living in the West, the Louisiana Purchase made little difference the United States was just another imperial overlord to be assessed and manipulated This was not, as Empires, Nations, and Families makes clear, virgin wilderness discovered by virtuous Anglo entrepreneurs Rather, the United States was a newcomer in a place already complicated by vying empires This book documents the broad family associations that crossed national and ethnic lines and that, along with the river systems of the trans Mississippi West, formed the basis for a global trade in furs that had operated for hundreds of years before the land became part of the United States Empires, Nations, and Families shows how the world of river and maritime trade effectively shifted political power away from military and diplomatic circles into the hands of local people Tracing family stories from the Canadian North to the Spanish and Mexican borderlands and from the Pacific Coast to the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, Anne F Hyde s narrative moves from the earliest years of the Indian trade to the Mexican War and the gold rush era Her work reveals how, in the 1850s, immigrants to these newest regions of the United States violently wrested control from Native and other powers, and how conquest and competing demands for land and resources brought about a volatile frontier culture not at all the peace and prosperity that the new power had promised.

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    1. I'm loving this book. It's history at its best - very readable, like a novel. I've read a fair amount about early European contact with Native Americans on the eastern seaboard, and feel like I understand much more the true history of that part of our country, yet I've felt very much undereducated about the situation in the middle west and everything west of the Mississippi. This book is helping to correct that lack. Anne Hyde presents insights into cities and areas as diverse as Saint Louis, Va [...]

    2. I read this for a history course on the American West. Hyde presents history in a way that is different from the traditional way of writing history. She opens a world of personalties and interconnected families and communities that are often overlooked, barely written or completely recast as something quite different than it really was.If you enjoy history, this book is worth a read whether for a class or just pleasure.

    3. Our traditional view on the history of the American west often follows along these lines: the settling of a vast unknown wilderness done at the expense of those who had previously lived there. In this stereotypically re-telling, the white man is seen as aggressor and the native population is portrayed as the abused party that had absolutely no control over the hand they were dealt.Dispelling that stereotype is part of what Anne Hyde is trying to accomplish here and she largely succeeds. She does [...]

    4. Brain Food: Hearty SaladScandal Level: nihlViolence: mehMust be ___ old to read: 16Read if you liked: the truth of the wild westRe-readability: I will have to read it againThoughts: A fascinating book about life on the frontier after the Louisiana Purchase. I learned a lot about the structure of families and interpersonal relations during the time. An interesting read and fun for a history textbook.

    5. The subtitle of Empires, Nations, and Families is A History of the North American West, 1800-1860. That's a big subject. And Anne F. Hyde's book is sprawling, covering the West from the Pacific Northwest to Los Angeles to Taos to Texas. But her focus is on something more domestic than the tales of the West after the Civil War. Her thesis is that the West grew based on the influence of the three nouns in her title.The book, as one might expect, covers so much ground that it's hard to summarize. S [...]

    6. "The world of river and maritime trade effectively decentered traditional political power, locating knowledge outside of traditional military and diplomatic circles and firmly int the hands of local people, both Native and newer residents." (5-6)"We think of the barons of the fur trade as the nineteenth-century equivalents of modern corporate raiders -- steely-eyed individuals, unfettered by personal ties, who cornered markets and lusted after conquest. This is an inaccurate view of a setting in [...]

    7. Many years ago, I read, adored and recommended over and over a huge tome called Men to Match My Mountains by Irving Stone. Hyde is covering much of the same territory here, though she starts in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase and covers St. Louis founders, mountain men, and early settlers (not to mention Native Americans who married into settler families) in all parts of the trans-Mississippi West. The chapters on the Sublettes, the Bannings, Wilsons and Vallejos were especially interesting to [...]

    8. Look is very well researched and quite interesting. It gives good insights into life on the planes in the west post 1800 This book is a magnificent piece of scholarship and well deserving the Bancroft Prize. Dr. Hyde presents a reality of races merging, clashing, and separating in the West. She follows the Fur Trade and its role in dominating much of the early part of the 19th century in the West. Beyond that, she examines how the West was settled and torn asunder. The books is about families, t [...]

    9. A massive New Western History that shows the scope, complexity, messiness, bloodiness and contingency of the North American West in the period. Rather than indulge the obviously out-of-date image of white settlers moving west into vacant land, or just writing about the westward expansion of anglo-Americans as a tragic loss for native tribes (which it of course was), Hyde focuses on the kinship and trade networks, and imperialism and land-grabbing from Russia, Spain, Mexico, the US, France, Engla [...]

    10. Fantastic! In another Universe, I may have turned out a historian, and in another Universe, there is a version of American history that builds on Hyde's vision of the American West as a place where cultures and nations mingled and mixed instead of being wiped out by a single, dominant political and economic force. This narrative begins with the Louisiana Purchase (with some consideration of what came before) and ends with the start of the Civil War, telling the story not just of nations and cult [...]

    11. In Empires Nations and Families, Anne Hyde undergoes an incredibly ambitious project; providing a history of the American West from 1800-1860. She does so in an ingenious way, using an original interpretive framework to cope with a large volume of material. By looking at individual family units and tracing their connections over different spaces and at different times, Hyde provides an engaging and interesting look at the history of the American West. Read Full Review: mybookbagblog.wordpress/2

    12. Multiethnic families and webs of relationships is such a fascinating way to look at the American West, and Hyde's use of storytelling really made it come alive. Readable and frank, though honestly it could have been a little bit shorter, haha. I really enjoyed this, and hope to return to it when I can devote a little more time to reading it thoroughly!

    13. A tremendous historical account of the American West and the development of the various nations and empires that aided in the shaping of the West. This is top notch history that is both scholarly and accessible to the amateur historian.

    14. Masterful in its scope. Families & networks = useful lens of analysis. Sometimes got a little lost among the myriad historical actors, but this due more to me reading it over a long period of time than her writing.

    15. Very well written and interesting perspective about how these family empires controlled parts of the West but on very shaky ground.

    16. Some interesting early western American history told by following the families that built early trading empires and their relationships with the native Americans.

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