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Frontier Cavalry Trooper

The Letters of Private Eddie Matthews, 1869–1874
Edited by Douglas C. McChristian

Private William Edward Matthews's letters, published here for the first time, provide an unparalleled chronicle of one soldier’s experiences in the garrison and in the field in the post–Civil War Southwest.

Claims and Speculations

Mining and Writing in the Gilded Age
By Janet Floyd

This study of a broad range of responses to gold and silver mining in the late nineteenth century sets the literary writings of figures such as Mark Twain, Mary Hallock Foote, Bret Harte, and Jack London within the context of writing and representation produced by people involved in the industry: miners and journalists, as well as writers of folklore and song.

Conflict in Colonial Sonora

Indians, Priests, and Settlers
By David Yetman

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries northwestern Mexico was the scene of ongoing conflict among three distinct social groups—Indians, religious orders of priests, and settlers. In this study, Yetman examines seven separate instances of such conflict, each of which reveals a different perspective on this complicated world.

Ho! For Wonderland

Travelers' Accounts of Yellowstone, 1872-1914
Edited by Lee H. WhittleseyElizabeth A. Watry

These stories by early Yellowstone Park visitors helped propel the popularity of this American wonderland.

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