9780393304978

Legacy Of Conquest Pa

  • ISBN 13:

    9780393304978

  • ISBN 10:

    0393304973

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 01/17/2006
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

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?n 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.

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