The American West by Robert V. Hine
A New Interpretive History (The Lamar Series in Western History)

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A survey of frontier history, tracing the story from the first Columbian contacts between Indians and Europeans to the multicultural encounters of the modern southwest. It provides details about topics such as western landscapes, environmental movements, literature, arts and film.

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Robert V. Hine is Professor of History Emeritus of the University of California, Riverside, and Professor Recalled at the University of California, Irvine. Among his many books are "Josiah Royce" (1992), and "California's Utopian Colonies" (3rd reprint edition California, 1983).
Published January 11, 2000 by Yale University Press. 632 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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of California, Riverside) is neither radical nor reactionary, his textbookish overview of the opening and settlement of the West reflecting a concern for intellectual balance, fairness to all including the minorities, and historical truth without the rhetoric of left-right partisanship.

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In a stirring and enlightening reexamination of the American West, Yale history professor Faragher (Women and Men on the Overland Trail) and Hine (Second Sight), a University of California professor emeritus of history, gauge the impact of key trends and events--the American Revolution, the multi...

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