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The forgotten founders [electronic resource] : rethinking the history of the Old West / Stewart L. Udall ; foreword by David M. Emmons.

By: Udall, Stewart L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Covelo, Calif. : Island Press ; Shearwater Books, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 237 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 1559638931 (acid-free paper); 9781559638937 (acid-free paper); 142370780X (electronic bk.); 9781423707806 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): West (U.S.) -- History | West (U.S.) -- Historiography | Electronic books | HISTORY -- State & Local | Geschichtsschreibung | USA -- WeststaatenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Forgotten founders.DDC classification: 978 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Native peoples : the first forgotten founders -- European settlers : human faces, far-flung places -- Explorers and fur trappers -- The religion factor in western settlement -- The manifest destiny morass -- California gold fever -- Bootstrap capitalism in the Old West -- The Wild West and the wrenching of the American chronicle -- The Wild West and the settlers : contrasting visions.
Summary: A critical examination of traditional American West history asserting that families rather than gunslingers were the key players; discusses explorers, fur trappers, clergy, the Gold Rush, and the building of communities.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-224) and index.

Native peoples : the first forgotten founders -- European settlers : human faces, far-flung places -- Explorers and fur trappers -- The religion factor in western settlement -- The manifest destiny morass -- California gold fever -- Bootstrap capitalism in the Old West -- The Wild West and the wrenching of the American chronicle -- The Wild West and the settlers : contrasting visions.

A critical examination of traditional American West history asserting that families rather than gunslingers were the key players; discusses explorers, fur trappers, clergy, the Gold Rush, and the building of communities.

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