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201 HOOD, GARY ALLEN; PRICE, B. BYRON (FOREWORD: SCHENK, JOSEPH B. (PREFACE). After Lewis And Clark: The Forces Of Change, 1806-1871.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Between May 1804 and September 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery explored a new expanse of America known as the Louisiana Purchase. They encountered lands, rivers, and peoples previously unknown Americans east of the Mississippi. During the next sixty-five years, Lewis and Clark's journey was followed by other explorations of the West, from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean and from Canada to Mexico. Artists often accompanied explorers as they encountered the unexpected and unique subjects of the American West. Inspired by the thrill of adventure and the majesty of high mountains, great chasms, and wide-open spaces, artists became eyewitnesses and visual commentators of the changing shape of the frontier— and the tragic displacement of American Indian tribes. As these artists sought to capture on paper and canvas what they saw during their explorations and travels, they gave birth to American western art. After Lewis and Clark highlights more than sixty paintings, drawings, and prints in the collection of one of America's finest museums of American art, the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This richly illustrated book presents and places in aesthetic and historical context many of the priceless portraits, striking scenes, and grand landscapes inspired during the sixty-five years after the Corps of Discovery completed its epic journey. It features the works of notable artists of the nineteenth-century American West, including George Catlin, Karl Bodmer, Alfred Jacob Miller, Charles Bird King, Paul Kane, Seth Eastman, Carl Wimar, John Mix Stanley, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Moran. B. Byron Price is Director of the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of the American West and Charles Marion Russell Memorial Chair, University of Oklahoma. Joseph B. Schenk is Executive Director of the Gilcrease Museum. Gary Hood is senior curator of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 
Price: 24.65 USD
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202 HOOKER, FORRESTINE COOPER ; WILSON, STEVE (EDITOR). Child Of The Fighting Tenth: On The Frontier With The Buffalo Soldiers.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The drama of western settlement and the Indian wars as seen through the eyes of a young girl. "No one knew when the bugle sounded reveille what would happen before taps that night." Forrestine "Birdie" Cooper learned at an early age that growing up on the western frontier meant that each new day brought a fresh adventure. Birdie's father, Charles Cooper, was an officer in the Tenth U.S. Cavalry, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, one of four regiments of black troops with white officers. The Buffalo Soldiers made headlines with their battles against Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Lone Wolf, Billy the Kid, and Pancho Villa. These momentous events were just everyday life, and these men of valor, playmates in the childhood escapades of Birdie Cooper. Later in life, after she had married and published several novels, Forrestine Cooper Hooker began writing her memoir, which remained unfinished when she died in 1932. Steve Wilson edited the manuscript into publishable form. The compelling yet humorous stories told in Child of the Fighting Tenth capture the drama of the settlement of the American West, the Indian wars on the plains, and the Geronimo campaign in the Southwest and Mexico as seen through the eyes of a young girl. In this memoir, Birdie Cooper draws us into her world, offering a vibrant portrait of behind-the-scenes life on the western frontier. Forrestine Cooper Hooker wrote nine novels for young adults based on her childhood and life as a ranch woman in southern Arizona. Steve Wilson, Director Emeritus of the Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, Oklahoma, served in Vietnam with the Fourth Infantry Division as an army combat correspondent. He is the author of Oklahoma Treasures and Treasure Tales, The Spider Rock Treasure: A Texas Mystery of Lost Spanish Gold, and Wichita Falls: A Pictorial History. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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203 HORN, TOM; NUNIS JR., DOYCE B. (EDITOR) Life Of Tom Horn: Government Scout And Interpreter.
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Chicago: 1987. The Lakeside Classics Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 8.79 USD
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204 HOUGHTON, ELIZA P. DONNER; JOHNSON, KRISTIN (INTRODUCTION). The Expedition Of The Donner Party And Its Tragic Fate.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 1997. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
George and Tamsen Donner and their children, among the very first to leave from Illinois, joined emigrants headed to California in the spring of 1846. Beyond Fort Bridger, Captain Donner led a large party through a much-advertised shortcut. Delays and difficulties caused them to be snowbound in the High Sierras, facing the grim specter of starvation and extreme suffering. Though only four years old at the time of the expedition, the captain's youngest daughter, Eliza Donner, would never forget the excitement of crossing the prairies—or the horror of that winter. Details impressed on her young mind were later substantiated by the recollections of her older sisters and other survivors. Her book, originally published in 1911, is an intimate and authoritative account of the Donner disaster. George and Tamsen Donner and those who shared their fate are fully humanized in the telling. Eliza also relates what happened to her and a sister after being rescued and what it was like to grow up in a world that turned the Donners into a grisly legend. Kristin Johnson is a librarian at Salt Lake City Community College and the author of Unfortunate Emigrants: Narratives of the Donner Party. "[Those in the Donner camp] could scarcely walk, by the twenty-eighth, and their sensations of hunger were diminishing. This condition forebode delirium and death, unless stayed by the only means at hand. It was in truth a very pitiful alternative offered to the sufferers."—Eliza P. Donner Houghton 
Price: 21.80 USD
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205 HOVERSON, BOB. Mule Packing Decker Style.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . 1931291543 / 9781931291545 s DVD BRAND NEW 
The thousands of hunters, horsemen and others who use mules or horses to pack into the back country now have a stunning140-minute DVD available that shows in sharp, easy-to-understand detail how to pack mules or horses using a Decker pack saddle - titled "Mule Packing - Decker Style" . This DVD offers step-by-step instruction featuring master instructor Bob Hoverson, author of the book "THE PACKER'S FIELD MANUAL" , a 192-page instruction companion book to this DVD. Filmed by videographer Roger Inghram, the DVD is complete as it could possibly be - broken down into seven chapters that take you visually right into the heart of packing technique. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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206 HOVERSON, BOB. The Packer's Field Manual.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: 2009. 193129142X / 9781931291422 Second Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
With photographic illustrations by Roger Inghram. The Packer's Field Manual is a big 192-page book in 6x9-inch format for ease in taking it into the field. Written by the recognized "top expert" in the country on packing on mules or horses with a Decker Pack Saddle, this book is intended to provide "state of the art" basic instruction on the subject. From the selection of pack stock on to the basics of Decker saddles, pads and tack, author Bob Hoverson takes you through the entire packing process step-by-step - using text and photographs to show the process. He also covers, chapter-by-chapter, the various hitches used in Decker packing, ropes, knots and splicing, caring for your tack, and other useful information on such subjects as feeding, shoeing, vaccinations and worming, dental care, stock first aid, and dealing with brand and health inspections. Hoverson also covers in detail one of his favorite subjects - the use of equipment and techniques so the wilderness horse traveler will leave only tracks and make low impact on the land. 186 black & white photographs, numerous illustrations. 
Price: 20.38 USD
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207 HUMPAL, MARK. Ray Stanford Strong, West Coast Landscape Artist.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2017. Volume 28 in Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Throughout his long and prolific career, Ray Stanford Strong (1905-2006) strove to capture the essence of the western American landscape. An accomplished painter who achieved national fame during the New Deal era, Strong is best known for his depiction of landscapes in California and Oregon, rendered in his signature plein air style. This beautiful volume, featuring more than 100 color and black-and-white illustrations, is the first comprehensive exploration of Strong's life and artistry. Through family papers, archives, photographs, and a two-year series of interviews conducted with the artist personally, Mark Humpal traces Strong's journey from his childhood on an Oregon berry farm to his artistically formative years in New York and San Francisco. After moving back to the West Coast, Strong produced important works for the WPA, executed major diorama projects for two world expositions, helped organize the Santa Barbara Art Institute, and served as teacher and mentor for a new generation of plein air artists. But, as Humpal emphasizes, Strong distinguished himself by resisting the drumbeat of the avant-garde. During an era when many artists were experimenting with abstract expressionism, Strong never relinquished his personal vision and adherence to a more traditional style. With his outgoing personality, he forged friendships and associations with such prominent artists as Frank Vincent DuMond, Maynard Dixon, Ansel Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright, and John Steinbeck. Ultimately, Strong had little concern for his place in the sweep of art history. The proficiency he achieved through years of formal and informal study allowed him to craft a personal style difficult to categorize but unique and engaging. By expanding our understanding and appreciation of Strong's artistic contributions, this book offers a fitting tribute to one of America's finest landscape artists. 91 color and 26 black-and-white Illustrations, Hardcover,396 pages, 10" x 10". 
Price: 43.70 USD
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208 HURT, R. DOUGLAS. The Big Empty: The Great Plains In The Twentieth Century.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Great Plains, known for grasslands that stretch to the horizon, is a difficult region to define. Some classify it as the region beginning in the east at the ninety-eighth or one-hundredth meridian. Others identify the eastern boundary with annual precipitation lines, soil composi-tion, or length of the grass. In The Big Empty, leading historian R. Douglas Hurt defines this region using the towns and cities—Denver, Lin-coln, and Fort Worth—that made a difference in the history of the environment, politics, and agriculture of the Great Plains. Using the voices of women homesteaders, agrarian socialists, Jewish farmers, Mexican meatpackers, New Dealers, and Native Americans, this book creates a sweeping survey of contested race relations, radical politics, and agricultural prosperity and decline during the twentieth century. This narrative shows that even though Great Plains history is fraught with personal and group tensions, violence, and distress, the twentieth century also brought about compelling social, economic, and political change. The only book of its kind, this account will be of interest to historians studying the region and to anyone inspired by the story of the men and women who found an opportunity for a better life in the Great Plains. "Hurt's new book presents a vast array of information about the 20th-century Great Plains and includes a wealth of notes to sources that will lead many readers into a rich literature and perhaps inspire more research and publishing about the Plains. "The Big Empty" will ultimately take its place alongside other classic works of history about the Great Plains, including James Malin's "The Grassland of North America," Walter Prescott Webb's "The Great Plains" and Everett Dick's "The Sod House Frontier." - Prairie Fire 
Price: 61.75 USD
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209 HURT, R. DOUGLAS. The Big Empty: The Great Plains In The Twentieth Century.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Great Plains, known for grasslands that stretch to the horizon, is a difficult region to define. Some classify it as the region beginning in the east at the ninety-eighth or one-hundredth meridian. Others identify the eastern boundary with annual precipitation lines, soil composi-tion, or length of the grass. In The Big Empty, leading historian R. Douglas Hurt defines this region using the towns and cities—Denver, Lin-coln, and Fort Worth—that made a difference in the history of the environment, politics, and agriculture of the Great Plains. Using the voices of women homesteaders, agrarian socialists, Jewish farmers, Mexican meatpackers, New Dealers, and Native Americans, this book creates a sweeping survey of contested race relations, radical politics, and agricultural prosperity and decline during the twentieth century. This narrative shows that even though Great Plains history is fraught with personal and group tensions, violence, and distress, the twentieth century also brought about compelling social, economic, and political change. The only book of its kind, this account will be of interest to historians studying the region and to anyone inspired by the story of the men and women who found an opportunity for a better life in the Great Plains. "Hurt's new book presents a vast array of information about the 20th-century Great Plains and includes a wealth of notes to sources that will lead many readers into a rich literature and perhaps inspire more research and publishing about the Plains. "The Big Empty" will ultimately take its place alongside other classic works of history about the Great Plains, including James Malin's "The Grassland of North America," Walter Prescott Webb's "The Great Plains" and Everett Dick's "The Sod House Frontier." - Prairie Fire 
Price: 28.45 USD
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210 HURT, R. DOUGLAS. The Great Plains During World War II.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2008. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
After World War II, the pivotal event in twentieth-century American history, life both at home and abroad seemed more complex and more dangerous than ever before. The political, economic, and social changes wrought by the war, such as the centralization and regulation of economic affairs by the federal government, new roles for women and minorities in American life, and the world leadership of the United States, remained in place after the soldiers and sailors returned home. Although the impact of World War II was not as transformative for the Great Plains as it was for other areas of the United States, it was still significant and tumultuous. Emphasizing the region's social and economic history, The Great Plains during World War II is the first book to examine the effects of the war on the region and the responses of its residents. Beginning with the isolationist debate that preceded the war, R. Douglas Hurt traces the residents' changing view of the European conflict and its direct impact on the plains. Hurt argues that the people of the Great Plains based their patriotic response to the war effort on the concept of comparative sacrifice. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, this compelling and frank history brings to life the voices and experiences of the residents of the Great Plains in recounting the story of the daily concerns of ordinary people that have become part of the nation's history of this seminal event. R. Douglas Hurt is a professor and head of the Department of History at Purdue University. He is the author of many books, including The Indian Frontier, 1763-1846 and Problems of Plenty: The American Farmer in the Twentieth Century. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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211 HUSSA, LINDA; GRAHAM BLAKE, MADELEINE (PHOTOGRAPHS). The Family Ranch: Land, Children, And Tradition In The American West.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2009. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
As a stabilizing force in the American West, ranch families play a critical role in our country. They contribute to our nation with the food they raise, the resources they manage, and the environments and heritage they preserve. Award-winning author Linda Hussa offers readers an intimate view into the lives of six diverse ranching families. Photographer Madeleine Graham Blake provides engaging and often moving images that portray each family at work and at play. Chapters on the critical issues facing them, such as grazing rights, water use, and education, set these profiles in a larger context. This is family ranching as it is now, a tracing of how it always was, but made far more complex in modern times. The family ranch in the twenty-first century faces many challenges, from competition with government-subsidized agribusiness corporations to tax laws that encourage development over agriculture and prevent the smooth transfer of land from one generation to the next. By combining their traditions with the tools of modern technology, these people strengthen the ideal of family and give their business a vibrant and viable future. The text and photographs of The Family Ranch will inspire fresh thinking about tradition, values, and responsibility. Linda Hussa is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, and is a recipient fo the Nevada Writer's Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award. She and her husband ranch in Surprise Valley, near Cedarville, California. Madeleine Graham Blake is a fine-art photographer. She has taught photography at the Dominican University of California, and currently lives on a homestead ranch next to the Lower Klamath Lake National Wildlife Refuge. "Linda Hussa's book explores major issues and changes in ranching in the American West. Anyone interested in learning about the reality of ranching life would enjoy this book." -Judy Blunt, author of Breaking Clean "In this book Linda Hussa tugs seriously at our heart strings with stories of incredible dedication, hard work, love, and persistence. The teacher and mentor in all these things is nature. The classroom is the family ranch. The lessons that begin in youth are life-long. The reason she tells us is to make us aware that this way of life is too valuable to lose. The threats are many and serious, and we all participate in them to some degree. Read this and pass it on." -Dan Dagget, author of Beyond the Rangeland Conflict: Toward a West That Works and Gardeners of Eden: Rediscovering Our Importance to Nature "The role of nurture in the West may well be its most untold story, and the portraits of the six families painted here are both moving and essential as we try to build a sustainable world." -Teresa Jordan, author of Riding the White Horse Home: A Western Family Album "The Family Ranch offers an unforgettable portrait of enduring family traditions. A treasury of insight into the traditions and legacy of a distinctly American way of life." -The Midwest Book Review "Linked images and stories...make this book an important contribution to a more nuanced understanding of our modern American West." -Oregon Historical Quarterly "Author Linda Hussa demonstrates an impressive eye for detail as she chronicles the challenges and the rewards of modern-day ranching life in The Family Ranch." -American Cowboy "...she has drawn well from her own experience to paint a remarkable portrait of contemporary ranch life. One would look far and wide for a more intriguing or thorough treatment." -Annals of Wyoming 
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212 HUSSA, LINDA; GRAHAM BLAKE, MADELEINE (PHOTOGRAPHS). The Family Ranch: Land, Children, And Tradition In The American West.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2010. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
As a stabilizing force in the American West, ranch families play a critical role in our country. They contribute to our nation with the food they raise, the resources they manage, and the environments and heritage they preserve. Award-winning author Linda Hussa offers readers an intimate view into the lives of six diverse ranching families. Photographer Madeleine Graham Blake provides engaging and often moving images that portray each family at work and at play. Chapters on the critical issues facing them, such as grazing rights, water use, and education, set these profiles in a larger context. This is family ranching as it is now, a tracing of how it always was, but made far more complex in modern times. The family ranch in the twenty-first century faces many challenges, from competition with government-subsidized agribusiness corporations to tax laws that encourage development over agriculture and prevent the smooth transfer of land from one generation to the next. By combining their traditions with the tools of modern technology, these people strengthen the ideal of family and give their business a vibrant and viable future. The text and photographs of The Family Ranch will inspire fresh thinking about tradition, values, and responsibility. Linda Hussa is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, and is a recipient fo the Nevada Writer's Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award. She and her husband ranch in Surprise Valley, near Cedarville, California. Madeleine Graham Blake is a fine-art photographer. She has taught photography at the Dominican University of California, and currently lives on a homestead ranch next to the Lower Klamath Lake National Wildlife Refuge. "Linda Hussa's book explores major issues and changes in ranching in the American West. Anyone interested in learning about the reality of ranching life would enjoy this book." -Judy Blunt, author of Breaking Clean "In this book Linda Hussa tugs seriously at our heart strings with stories of incredible dedication, hard work, love, and persistence. The teacher and mentor in all these things is nature. The classroom is the family ranch. The lessons that begin in youth are life-long. The reason she tells us is to make us aware that this way of life is too valuable to lose. The threats are many and serious, and we all participate in them to some degree. Read this and pass it on." -Dan Dagget, author of Beyond the Rangeland Conflict: Toward a West That Works and Gardeners of Eden: Rediscovering Our Importance to Nature "The role of nurture in the West may well be its most untold story, and the portraits of the six families painted here are both moving and essential as we try to build a sustainable world." -Teresa Jordan, author of Riding the White Horse Home: A Western Family Album "The Family Ranch offers an unforgettable portrait of enduring family traditions. A treasury of insight into the traditions and legacy of a distinctly American way of life." -The Midwest Book Review "Linked images and stories...make this book an important contribution to a more nuanced understanding of our modern American West." -Oregon Historical Quarterly "Author Linda Hussa demonstrates an impressive eye for detail as she chronicles the challenges and the rewards of modern-day ranching life in The Family Ranch." -American Cowboy "...she has drawn well from her own experience to paint a remarkable portrait of contemporary ranch life. One would look far and wide for a more intriguing or thorough treatment." -Annals of Wyoming 
Price: 18.00 USD
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213 HUTTON, PAUL (EDITOR). Roundup!: Westerroundupn Writers Of America Presents Great Stories Of The West, From Today's Leading Western Writers.
La Frontera Publishing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Since 1953, the Western Writers of America has celebrated the rich heritage of the American West through Spur awards and anthologies. With Roundup!, edited by WWA Past-President Paul Andrew Hutton, the WWA again offers the very best of contemporary Western writing by the top hands in the field. From Native Americans, famed frontiersmen, cowboys and outlaws, to contemporary tales of ranching, mining, and urban challenges, the WWA presents the full range of the American West as told in fiction and nonfiction short stories, poetry, and even a novella by television icon and WWA Wister prizewinner for Lifetime Achievement, Andrew Fenady. Other Wister-award authors include such giants as Elmer Kelton, Robert M. Utley, Matthew Braun, and Richard Wheeler. They join Spur-award winners Johnny Boggs, John Nesbitt, Paul Hedren, Don Birchfield, Miles Swarthout, and Red Shuttleworth. These are not your Granddad's Western stories, but rather a fresh and enlightening look at the West and its people-past, present and future. Paul Andrew Hutton is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and serves as Executive Director of the Western Writers of America. 
Price: 22.75 USD
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214 HUTTON, PAUL A. (EDITOR); SCHROEDER, CHARLES P. (FOREWORD). Western Heritage: A Selection Of Wrangler Award-winning Articles.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2011. Volume 9 in Western Legacies Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A lively sample of western American history by some of its best writers. The enduring fascination of the American West marks this collection of essays by distinguished historians, investigative reporters, a novelist, and a celebrated screenwriter. All of these articles have won Wrangler Awards—the western equivalent of the Oscars—presented annually by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Exciting storytelling, a hallmark of western writing, shapes every selection. C. L. Sonnichsen's 1986 revisionist account of Geronimo's life foreshadows the work of younger historians who continue to deepen our understanding of American Indian history. Jeffrey Pearson's story of the death of Crazy Horse and Greg Michno's novelistic rendering of the Lakota view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn represent history as practiced by scholars who are also powerful writers. Journalist-screenwriter William Broyles's narrative of the King family and ranch is a Texas saga as captivating as anything by Larry McMurtry. The renowned novelist Oakley Hall writes with a historian's precision about Wyoming, setting for The Virginian and site of the Teapot Dome scandal and the Johnson County range war. Focusing on Charles M. Russell, Raphael Cristy establishes the western artist's importance as a writer who overturned stereotypes about American Indians. Environmental studies are showcased in Dan Flores's essays on the demise of the great buffalo herds and the history of the horse trade. And no overview of the West would be complete without military and law enforcement history, amply represented by Robert M. Utley's work on the Texas Rangers, Paul Hutton's panoramic recounting of the Alamo, and Sally Denton's new look at the controversial Mountain Meadows Massacre, incorporating the latest forensic evidence. In what serves as a fitting coda to the violent yet inspiring history of the American West, Hutton offers a stirring account of Teddy Roosevelt's leadership at the Battle of San Juan Hill. This is a collection as pleasurable to read as it is rich with great and significant stories about one of the most enduring national epochs—the history of the great American West. Paul Andrew Hutton is Professor of History, University of New Mexico, and Executive Director of the Western History Association. His books include the prize-winning Phil Sheridan and His Army. Charles P. Schroeder is Executive Director of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 
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215 HUTTON, PAUL ANDREW & BALL, DURWOOD. Soldiers West: Biographies From The Military Frontier.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2009. Second Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
An expanded edition featuring balanced portraits of pre- and post- Civil War officers. From the War of 1812 to the end of the nineteenth century, U.S. Army officers were instrumental in shaping the American West. They helped explore uncharted places and survey and engineer its far-flung transportation arteries. Many also served in the ferocious campaigns that drove American Indians onto reservations. Soldiers West views the turbulent history of the West from the perspective of fifteen senior army officers—including Philip H. Sheridan, George Armstrong Custer, and Nelson A. Miles—who were assigned to bring order to the region. This revised edition of Paul Andrew Hutton's popular work adds five new biographies, and essays from the first edition have been updated to incorporate recent scholarship. New portraits of Stephen W. Kearny, Philip St. George Cooke, and James H. Carleton expand the volume's coverage of the army on the antebellum frontier. Other new pieces focus on the controversial John M. Chivington, who commanded the Colorado volunteers at the Sand Creek Massacre in 1863, and Oliver O. Howard, who participated in federal and private initiatives to reform Indian policy in the West. An introduction by Durwood Ball discusses the vigorous growth of frontier military history since the original publication of Soldiers West. Paul Andrew Hutton is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He is the author of Phil Sheridan and His Army and the editor of The Custer Reader. Durwood Ball is Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and editor of the New Mexico Historical Review. He is the author of Army Regulars on the Western Frontier, 1848-1861. 
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216 JACKSON, BRENDA K. Domesticating The West: The Re-creation Of The Nineteenth-century American Middle Class.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2008. Women in the West Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In 1881 Thomas and Elizabeth Tannatt said a final good-bye to Massachusetts and the eastern seaboard and set out in search not of land but of opportunities for social and political advancement. Facing severe limitations to their goals in the depressed and disheveled postwar East, the Tannatts went west to Walla Walla, Washington Territory, to pursue their dreams of influence and status. Domesticating the West examines the motivations of late-nineteenth-century middle-class migrants who moved west to build communities and establish themselves as leaders. The West offered new opportunities for solidly middle-class eastern families who endured hardship, uncertainty, and displacement during the Civil War, and who struggled to carve out meaningful social space in the war's aftermath. Brenda K. Jackson places the Tannatts at the center of this movement and demonstrates how gender, class, and place affected the new migrants' abilities to integrate into their new communities. She also shows how easterners redefined themselves as leaders of a new, moral western environment through volunteerism and political participation. While many studies of westward expansion focus exclusively on the earliest pioneers, Jackson adroitly shows how later arrivals shaped the social, economic, and cultural growth of the nation. Brenda K. Jackson is an assistant professor of history at Belmont University. "A useful study of an important topic. [Domesticating the West] will provide a beginning for similar investigations that will help enrich our understanding of the role of late-nineteenth-century middle-class community builders and leaders on the western frontier."—William F. Willingham, Oregon Historical Quarterly "Jackson successfully achieves her goal of providing the "nineteenth-century middle class with a face and identity" with her case study, which clearly points toward the importance of middle-class members in shaping the political, economic, and social landscapes of newly evolving communities in the US West."—G. Grytz, Choice "By detailing how middle-class individuals moved westward in attempts to improve their lives, Brenda K. Jackson's work adds to a slowly expanding body of literature on the nineteenth-century American middle class in the post-Civil War era. . . . Jackson's thorough research of family papers (especially Elizabeth and Thomas's family letters), corporate records (Oregon Railway and Navigation Company papers) and government records (military and pension) from both coasts allows her to piece together a very detailed accounting of the Tannatts' physical and class mobility. . . . Jackson's strong narrative about one middle-class family's westward and upward mobility will reward a careful reading."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society "Jackson's book deftly shows how late-19th-century middle class migrants like the Tannatts helped shape the society, economy, and culture of the American West and the nation. The Tannatts' story should appeal to those interested in the history of the American West and, particularly, eastern Washington."—Robert Bauman, Washington State Magazine 
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217 JACKSON, BRENDA K. Domesticating The West: The Re-creation Of The Nineteenth-century American Middle Class.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2005. Women in the West Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In 1881 Thomas and Elizabeth Tannatt said a final good-bye to Massachusetts and the eastern seaboard and set out in search not of land but of opportunities for social and political advancement. Facing severe limitations to their goals in the depressed and disheveled postwar East, the Tannatts went west to Walla Walla, Washington Territory, to pursue their dreams of influence and status. Domesticating the West examines the motivations of late-nineteenth-century middle-class migrants who moved west to build communities and establish themselves as leaders. The West offered new opportunities for solidly middle-class eastern families who endured hardship, uncertainty, and displacement during the Civil War, and who struggled to carve out meaningful social space in the war's aftermath. Brenda K. Jackson places the Tannatts at the center of this movement and demonstrates how gender, class, and place affected the new migrants' abilities to integrate into their new communities. She also shows how easterners redefined themselves as leaders of a new, moral western environment through volunteerism and political participation. While many studies of westward expansion focus exclusively on the earliest pioneers, Jackson adroitly shows how later arrivals shaped the social, economic, and cultural growth of the nation. Brenda K. Jackson is an assistant professor of history at Belmont University. "A useful study of an important topic. [Domesticating the West] will provide a beginning for similar investigations that will help enrich our understanding of the role of late-nineteenth-century middle-class community builders and leaders on the western frontier."—William F. Willingham, Oregon Historical Quarterly "Jackson successfully achieves her goal of providing the "nineteenth-century middle class with a face and identity" with her case study, which clearly points toward the importance of middle-class members in shaping the political, economic, and social landscapes of newly evolving communities in the US West."—G. Grytz, Choice "By detailing how middle-class individuals moved westward in attempts to improve their lives, Brenda K. Jackson's work adds to a slowly expanding body of literature on the nineteenth-century American middle class in the post-Civil War era. . . . Jackson's thorough research of family papers (especially Elizabeth and Thomas's family letters), corporate records (Oregon Railway and Navigation Company papers) and government records (military and pension) from both coasts allows her to piece together a very detailed accounting of the Tannatts' physical and class mobility. . . . Jackson's strong narrative about one middle-class family's westward and upward mobility will reward a careful reading."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society "Jackson's book deftly shows how late-19th-century middle class migrants like the Tannatts helped shape the society, economy, and culture of the American West and the nation. The Tannatts' story should appeal to those interested in the history of the American West and, particularly, eastern Washington."—Robert Bauman, Washington State Magazine 
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218 JACKSON, DONALD; RONDA, JAMES P. (FOREWORD). Thomas Jefferson And The Rocky Mountains: Exploring The West From Monticello.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2002. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Although he did not travel farther inland than the slopes of the Appalachians, Thomas Jefferson must take his place alongside Zebulon Pike, Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, and Lewis and Clark--the men who blazed the great western trails. Donald Jackson cogently recounts Jefferson's fundamental role in promoting and shaping the exploration, settlement, and development of the Trans-Mississippi West. Donald Jackson, editor of The Papers of George Washington, was the author / editor of many volumes on early American history, including The Voyages of the Steamboat Yellow Stone, published by the University of Oklahoma Press. James P. Ronda, who wrote the Foreword, is H. G. Barnard Chair of Western American History at the University of Tulsa. He is the author of Finding the West: Explorations with Lewis and Clark. "A first-rate piece of history and, just as important, a first-rate piece of writing. As a master documentarian, Jackson sees Jefferson as he was, not in adulation. But his portrait, and a long and absorbing one it is, gives us nonetheless an admirable and great figure, more human by far than most of the representations we have had in the past."-Savoie Lottinville, author of Rhetoric of History (OUPress) and Director Emeritus of the University of Oklahoma Press "Perhaps no one outside Jefferson himself has ever known as much about Jeffersonian Western exploration as Jackson, and this is a synthesis of that knowledge." -Dan Flores, Journal of the West 
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219 JAMES, RONALD M.; JAMES, SUSAN A. A Short History Of Virginia City.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2014. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Founded in 1859, Virginia City quickly became world famous for its extraordinary prosperity. Over the next two decades, the mines of "the Richest City on Earth" yielded millions in gold and silver. The newly wealthy built mansions and churches, opera houses and schools, with furniture, fashions, and entertainment imported from Europe and the Far East. Here young Samuel Clemens, reporting for the Territorial Enterprise in 1863, first called himself Mark Twain. At its height Virginia City was a magnet for immigrants and the world leader in technological innovations in mining. The city's story did not end when the Comstock Lode played out. Beginning in the 1930s, bohemian artists, literati, and tourists were intrigued by this remnant of the Old West. The leader of Manhattan's caf society, Lucius Beebe, moved here and relaunched the Territorial Enterprise in 1950. Television's most popular western from 1959 to 1973, Bonanza, located its fictional Ponderosa Ranch nearby. In the summer of 1965, a handful of Bay Area musicians, including Big Brother and the Holding Company, performed at the Red Dog Saloon and launched psychedelic rock, part of the inspiration for a defining decade of youth culture. Today it is both a National Historic Landmark District and a living community. Visitors come to enjoy its saloons and restaurants, admire its architecture, and learn from its museums and exhibits. A Short History of Virginia City will enhance their experience and will also be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of Nevada, mining, and the Old West. • Includes an illustrated walking tour describing more than thirty buildings and sites Ronald M. James is the author or editor of twelve books; his most recent title, The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh (co-edited with Robert E. Stewart) received the Award of Merit from American Association for State and Local History. He is adjunct faculty in historic preservation at the University of Nevada, Reno and has published numerous articles on history, folklore, and archaeology. He is on the advisory board of the National Park Service, and recently stepped down after serving as Nevada's State Historic Preservation Officer for three decades. Author and historian Susan A. James has been the scholar in residence for Virginia City's Fourth Ward School Museum since 2002. "This book takes us back to the early years of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode, and up to the present, with a wealth of information and with the same loving care [James and James] have given to so much of the Virginia City history they have helped to preserve." -- Michael S. Green, coauthor of Las Vegas: A Centennial History 
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220 JAMES, RONALD M.; STEWART, ROBERT E. The Gold Rush Letters Of E. Allen Grosh And Hosea B. Grosh.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
When brothers Ethan and Hosea Grosh left Pennsylvania in 1849, they joined throngs of men from all over the world intent on finding a fortune in the California Gold Rush. Their search for wealth took them from San Francisco into the gold country and then over the Sierra into Nevada's Gold Canyon, where they placer-mined for gold and discovered a deposit of silver. The letters they sent back to their family offer vivid commentaries on the turbulent western frontier, the diverse society of the Gold Rush camps, and the heartbreaking labor and frustration of mining. Their lively descriptions of Gold Canyon provide one of the earliest accounts of life in what would soon become the fabulously wealthy Comstock Mining District. The Groshs' letters are rich in color and important historical details. Generously annotated and with an introduction that provides a context for the brothers' career and the setting in which they tried to make their fortune, these documents depict the often harsh realities of Gold Rush life and society. Ronald M. James is the author or editor of twelve books; his most recent title, The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh (co-edited with Robert E. Stewart) received the Award of Merit from American Association for State and Local History. He is adjunct faculty in historic preservation at the University of Nevada, Reno and has published numerous articles on history, folklore, and archaeology. He is on the advisory board of the National Park Service, and recently stepped down after serving as Nevada's State Historic Preservation Officer for three decades. Robert E. Stewart is an independent historian who was chief of public affairs for the Bureau of Land Management. He served on the staff of Governor Mike O'Callaghan for eight years. "These letters are at once filled with minutiae and epic in their scope….[L]overs of historical fiction [will] find themselves entranced by the story of two smart and educated brothers who overcame obstacle after obstacle, only to die, having sampled but not attained their (short) lives' dreams. There's something about epistolary books that really make readers feel like they're truly inside the letter writers' mind—because they are. And that makes the tragic, brutal endings all the more sympathetic and real." -Reno News and Review, Jan. 24, 2013 "We are fortunate that James and Stewart have brought [the Grosh brothers] back to us in their own colorful and emotional words. This valuable book is highly recommended." -Nevada in the West, Winter, 2012 "As a solid primary source of the California Gold Rush, The Gold Rush Letters is a historical treasury, highly recommended especially for public and college library American History shelves."-California Bookwatch / Midwest Book Review October, 2012 "Unique and eye-opening" -Reno-Gazette-Journal, November 4, 2012 "These letters are a treasure trove of commentary on California society and politics in the early years of the Gold Rush. They also contain fascinating accounts of early settlers and mining in what would become Nevada, and provide considerable insight into the social dynamics of mining-rush society. The fact that both brothers died tragically adds poignancy to this already gripping history." -C. Elizabeth Raymond, coeditor of Comstock Women: The Making of a Mining Community 
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