American West

Adventures with Ed

A Portrait of Abbey
By Jack Loeffler

"Jack's story elucidates and demythifies the Abbey legend, giving us powerful flesh and blood instead."--John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War

Uniting Mountain and Plain

Cities, Law, and Environmental Change along the Front Range
By Kathleen A. Brosnan

Shows how the people of Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo pushed their cities to the top of the new urban hierarchy following the discovery of gold, marginalizing the indigenous peoples.

Racial Frontiers

Africans, Chinese, and Mexicans in Western America, 1848-1890
By Arnoldo De León

Both a synthesis of the recent literature and an explanation of what happened when distinctly identifiable races interacted on the frontier.

The Indian Frontier 1763-1846

By Doug Hurt

A sweeping history of the cultural clashes between Indians and the British, Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans. A story of the contest for land and power across multiple and simultaneous frontiers.

Making a Real Killing

Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West
Updated Edition
By Len Ackland

A chilling, fast-moving study of the nuclear weapons plant in the Denver suburbs, told through the experiences of managers, workers, activists, and neighbors who were all so deeply affected by the hazardous plant.

Making a Real Killing

Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West
Updated Edition
By Len Ackland

A chilling, fast-moving study of the nuclear weapons plant in the Denver suburbs, told through the experiences of managers, workers, activists, and neighbors who were all so deeply affected by the hazardous plant.

When the Texans Came

Missing Records from the Civil War in the Southwest, 1861-1862
By John P. Wilson

Newly-available records from the Civil War in the Southwest, drawn from both Union and Confederate sources, give a much-improved understanding of that period through the words of those who shaped and participated in events at that time.

Westward Expansion

A History of the American Frontier
Sixth Edition, an Abridgment
By Ray Allen BillingtonMartin Ridge

Sets out the remarkable story of the American frontier, which became, almost from the beginning, an archetypal narrative of the new American nation's successful expansion.

Salt Dreams

Land and Water in Low-Down California
By William deBuys
Photographs by Joan Myers

A history of the Salton Sea, which has become a prophetic story of mounting environmental crises that impinge on the water supply of southern California's sixteen million people.

Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle

A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse
By Katie Lee

"A beautiful job, exact, comprehensive and witty. Should remain a basic history of the subject for many years to come."--Edward Abbey

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