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The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West

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The "settling" of the American West has been powerfully perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventuresùmost with happy endingsù and a process that came to an end with the "closing" of the frontier in the 1890s. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the American West has a history grounded in primary economic realityùin hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation.

In The Legacy of Conquest, she interprets the sotries and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today.

Review:

"History buffs will appreciate this dynamic perspective on the real, as opposed to fantasy, West." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

This study corrects the misperceptions of the American West based on representations from novels and films and shows how western history was — and is — a vast economic event.

Synopsis:

"Limerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today." --Richard White

Synopsis:

The "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today.

About the Author

Patricia Nelson Limerick is a professor of history & chair of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393304978
Author:
Limerick, Patricia Nelson
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Limerick, Patricia Nelson
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
West
Subject:
West (U.S.) Historiography.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
West (U.S.) History.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Series Volume:
Reihe 23, Bd. 1a
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 illustrations
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 in 1.02 lb

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Product details 400 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393304978 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "History buffs will appreciate this dynamic perspective on the real, as opposed to fantasy, West." Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by , This study corrects the misperceptions of the American West based on representations from novels and films and shows how western history was — and is — a vast economic event.
"Synopsis" by , "Limerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today." --Richard White
"Synopsis" by , The "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today.
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