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It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own: A New History of the American West

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Publisher Comments:

This book embodies the theme that, as succeeding groups have occupied the American West and shaped the land, they have done so without regard for present inhabitants.

Review:

"An excellent new synthesis of Western history...[White] is a lively, graceful writer...and he tells a story very different from the traditional picture of the progress of Anglo-American civilization, but no less compelling." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"This book is nearly all-embracing in scope: in well-written and densely packed chapters organized topically, White takes us from the times of early Spanish explorers in the 1500s to the years of the Ronald Reagan presidency." Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Synopsis:

A centerpiece of the New History of the American West, this book embodies the theme that, as succeeding groups have occupied the American West and shaped the land, they have done so without regard for present inhabitants. Like the cowboys herding the doggies, they have cared little about the cost their activities imposed on others; what has mattered is the immediate benefit they derived from their transformation of the land.

About the Author

Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University, is author of It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own: A New History of the American West and Remembering Ahanagran: Storytelling in a Family's Past.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806125671
Author:
White, Richard
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
West
Subject:
West (U.S.) History.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 maps, 18 tables
Pages:
684
Dimensions:
10 x 6.75 x 1.3 in 2.48 lb

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Product details 684 pages University of Oklahoma Press - English 9780806125671 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An excellent new synthesis of Western history...[White] is a lively, graceful writer...and he tells a story very different from the traditional picture of the progress of Anglo-American civilization, but no less compelling."
"Review" by , "This book is nearly all-embracing in scope: in well-written and densely packed chapters organized topically, White takes us from the times of early Spanish explorers in the 1500s to the years of the Ronald Reagan presidency."
"Synopsis" by ,
A centerpiece of the New History of the American West, this book embodies the theme that, as succeeding groups have occupied the American West and shaped the land, they have done so without regard for present inhabitants. Like the cowboys herding the doggies, they have cared little about the cost their activities imposed on others; what has mattered is the immediate benefit they derived from their transformation of the land.
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