THE LEGACY OF CONQUEST
The Unbroken Past of the American West
The "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures—but in fact, historian Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. In this groundbreaking work she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way, emphasizaing how the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one.
This title is part of the series: AP* U.S. HISTORY LIBRARY
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