American West

Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, 1800-1915

By Sandra Myres

Myres uses extensive source material by and about women to study the impact of the frontier on women's lives and the role of women in the West.

The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846

The American Southwest Under Mexico
By David J. Weber

In this study, Weber reinterprets borderlands history from the Mexican perspective.

The United States Marshals of New Mexico and Arizona Territories, 1846-1912

By Larry D. Ball

The pathbreaking classic on law enforcement on the frontier of the American West.

Hold Autumn in Your Hand

By George Sessions Perry

Depression-era east Texas is the setting for this memorable story of a contract farmer determined to provide food for his family and hope for the future.

America's Frontier Heritage

By Ray Allen Billington

This thought-provoking book by the leading authority on Turner presents the results of modern research in history and the behavioral sciences, concluding that in many ways the Turner hypothesis is a valid one.

The Spanish Borderlands Frontier, 1513-1821

By John Francis Bannon
Illustrations by Ronald Ives

The classic history of the Spanish frontier from Florida to California.

Mining Frontiers of the Far West, 1848-1880

By Rodman Wilson Paul

The California Gold Rush was only the first of a series of rushes that brought the first permanent settlers to much of the Far West between 1848 and 1880. Despite a flood of popular writings on separate mining regions, this book is the first to view the entire movement as an integral part of the settlement process.

Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains

By H. D. Harrington
Illustrations by Y. Matsumura

This book is an excellent listing of the edible plants of the Rockies. It provides recipes for the preparation of beers and wines, jams and preserves, the cooking of greens and the preparation of dyes, as well as brief histories of the plants' uses by historic and prehistoric peoples.

The Santa Fe Trail

By R. L. Duffus

The lively history of this great trade artery is once more available.

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