Over the Edge: Remapping the American West
by V. J. Matsumoto, B. Allmendinger
Publisher: University of California Press 1999
Number of pages: 411
From the Gold Rush to rush hour, the history of the American West is fraught with diverse, subversive, and at times downright eccentric elements. This provocative volume challenges traditional readings of western history and literature, and redraws the boundaries of the American West with absorbing essays ranging widely on topics from tourism to immigration, from environmental battles to interethnic relations, and from law to film.
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by Stephen D. Peet - American Antiquarian Office
It is very interesting to get a view of a condition of things which once existed, but will never be seen again. It was a stage of society so unique and so purely aboriginal, that it would seem that every American citizen should know about it.
by G. Clack, M. S. Neely, A. Hamby - Nova Science
A chronological look at how the United States took shape -- from its origins as an obscure set of colonies on the Atlantic coast a little more than 200 years ago into what one political analyst today calls the first universal nation.
The textbook covers everything that US history students study in high school or college. The contents: the history of colonial america, the early republic, antebellum america, the republic from 1877 to 1989, and from 1989 to the election 2008.
by Beatrice-Camelia Arbore - Smashwords
This book deals with the involvement of the USA in the Vietnam conflict, one of the most destructive wars of the 20th century. The intriguing aspects of the conflict is the fact that a small country defeated the greatest military power in history.