Title Information

A Companion to the American West

Edited by: William Deverell
eISBN: 9780631213574
Print publication date: 2003


Subject History

Place United States of America » American West

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631213574.2003.x

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A Companion to the American West

A Companion to the American West is a rigorous, illuminating introduction to the history of the American West. Twenty-five essays by expert scholars synthesize the best and most provocative work in the field. Each essay covers a subtopic of western American history, its major concerns, and its major works to provide a comprehensive overview of themes and historiography. The essays not only come from the perspective of the “new western history,” reflecting a resurgence in both scholarly and public interest in the region, but also reflect other schools and positions, such as ethnic studies, cultural studies, and subfields of environmental and gender history.

The Companion covers such topics as industrialism, women, Native Americans, exploration, religion, politics, and art. Also included is a combined bibliography to aid further research. The essays are lively, well written, and suited to the student, scholar, and all interested readers of the history of the American West.

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Deverell, William (ed). A Companion to the American West. Blackwell Publishing, 2003. Blackwell Reference Online. 21 July 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780631213574_9780631213574>



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