The American West

A New Interpretive History, Second Edition

Robert V. Hine, John Mack Faragher, and Jon T. Coleman

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August 8, 2017
520 pages, 7 x 10
228 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300185171
Paper

The newly revised second edition of this concise, engaging, and unorthodox history of America’s West has been updated to incorporate new research, including recent scholarship on Native American lives and cultures. An ideal text for course work, it presents the West as both frontier and region, examining the clashing of different cultures and ethnic groups that occurred in the western territories from the first Columbian contacts between Native Americans and Europeans up to the end of the twentieth century.

Robert V. Hine was professor emeritus of history at the University of California at Riverside and Irvine. John Mack Faragher is Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of History and American Studies at Yale University. Jon T. Coleman is professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.

"This is no ordinary textbook. With sparkling prose, Faragher challenges students to think completely anew about a subject tht many of them may have conceived as merely 'cowboys and indians.'"—James E. Crisp, Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution

"This new edition of The American West is, quite simply, stunning. Incorporating cutting-edge scholarship without losing the vision and clarity of the original, it weaves a cast of protagonists around a clear and gripping narrative. Comprehensive, bold, punchy, this is a textbook that reads like a novel."—Pekka Hämäläinen, Oxford University 

“A classic for the twenty-first century, Frontiers stands as the best one volume treatment of the American West in a generation—a masterful overview, replete with triumph and tragedy, pain and possibility."—Karl Jacoby, Columbia University

“With rich detail, intellectual deft, and an extraordinary gift for storytelling, Erikson delivers a tour de force. It is stimulating, eloquent, comprehensive, yet accessible. A must read for every young scholar.”—Elliott West, University of Arkansas

“With fluid storytelling and sharp analysis, this edition deftly incorporates the best recent scholarship to build an impressive set of new chapters and remains the most engaging, comprehensive history of the American West.”—Jeffrey Sanders, Washington State University
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