Includes bibliographical references and index. PART I. THINKING THROUGH THE AMERICAN WEST --The making of the first American West and the unmaking of other realms /Stephen Aron --Thinking West /Elliot West --PART II. CONQUEST AND ITS PATTERNS: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY --Passion and imagination in the exploration of the American West /James P. Ronda --Environment and the nineteenth-century West: or, process encounters place /Andrew C. Isenberg --Engineering the elephant: industrialism and the environment in the Greater West /David Igler --Mining and the nineteenth-century American West /Malcolm J. Rohrbough --Law and the contact of cultures /Sarah Barringer Gordon --Native Americans in the nineteenth-century American West /David Rich Lewis --Western violence /Michael A. Bellesiles --Bringing it all back home: rethinking the history of women and the nineteenth-century West /Elizabeth Jameson --Empire and liberty: contradictions and conflicts in nineteenth-century western political history /Jeffrey Ostler --PART III. EXCEPTIONALISM OR REGIONALISM? THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN WEST --African Americans in the twentieth-century West /Doublas Flamming --The West and workers, 1870-1930 /James N. Gregory --Societies to match the scenery: twentieth-century environmental history in the American West /Dan Flores --Where to draw the line? The pacific, place, and the US West /Chris Friday --Religion and the American West /Philip Goff --Transients and stickers: the problem of community in the American West /Anne Hyde --American Indians in the twentieth century /Peter Iverson --The New Deal's West /Karen R. Merrill --Art, ideology, and the West /Douglas R. Nickel --"The West plays West": western tourism and the landscape of leisure /Marguerite S. Shaffer --Hispanics and Latinos /Ramón A. Gutiérrez --City lights: urban history in the West /Robert O. Self --Politics and the twentieth-century American West /William Deverell --The literary West and the twentieth century /David M. Wrobel.
- LCC: F591
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: x, 574 p. ; 26 cm.
- Edition Info: (hardback : alk. paper)
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