9780393304978

Legacy Of Conquest Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393304978

  • ISBN10:

    0393304973

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1/17/2006
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

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?n 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowkledgmentsp. 9
Introduction Closing the Frontier and Opening Western Historyp. 17
The Conquerorsp. 33
Empire of Innocencep. 35
Property Valuesp. 55
Denial and Dependencep. 78
Uncertain Enterprisesp. 97
The Meeting Ground Of Past and Presentp. 134
The Conquerors Meet Their Matchp. 177
The Persistence of Nativesp. 179
America the Borderlandp. 222
Racialism on the Runp. 259
Mankind the Managerp. 293
The Burdens of Western American Historyp. 322
Notesp. 351
Further Readingp. 369
Indexp. 385
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