Into the West: The Story of Its People
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 18 Des 2007 - 544 halaman
Acclaimed historian Walter Nugent brings us what is perhaps the most comprehensive and fascinating account to date of the peopling of the American West. In this epic social-demographic history, Nugent explores the populations of the West as they grow, change and intersect from the Paleo-Indians, the Spanish Conquistadors, to displaced Okies, wartime African American immigrants, and all the disparate groups that have made California the most ethnically diverse state in the union.
Their tale, in all its complexity, is a tale that surprises, that subverts traditional stereotypes and that illuminates the multifaceted character of one of the world’s most unique and dynamic territories.
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In those days Chicago was still, in our eastern minds, the gateway to the Great West. When I arrived in Atchison, after changing trains in Chicago from the familiar New York Central to the exotic Santa Fe (now that was truly westernll, ...
... from Texas and Louisiana to Los Angeles after 1940, Asians ever since the Gold Rush, Indians from the reservations to the cities, and whites from Europe and the eastern and midwestern United States throughout western history.
... put the eastern edge at the 98th or 100th meridian, where the Great Plains begin. This includes the western halves of the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Kansas, all of Oklahoma, and Texas west of Austin; call it the Plains-to-Pacific West.
So where is the eastern edge of the West? A writer in Time in 1989 affirmed that “Signs of Anieric-a's Old West start as far east as Adair, Iowa [seventy-five miles east of the Missouri River], where an old railroad wheel marks the spot ...
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Beyond its geography, the American West is defined by the people who settled it. Nugent (Crossings: The Great Atlantic Migrations), a respected social historian, has written a unique population ... Baca ulasan lengkap
From Time Inmicrnorial to 1848
The United States Captures Its West 18481889
e_fjing the Depression 18891901
The Golden Twilight ofthc Settlement Frontier 19011913
Tourists Horryockws M exicans and M ore 19141929
Dust Bowl and Depressimi 19291941 117