The Legacy of Conquest
The Unbroken Past of the American WestBook - 1987
"Limerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today."-- Richard White The "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality-- in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today. 28 illustrations.
Publisher: New York : Norton, c1987
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 396 p. : ill. ; 22 cm