Larry Schweikart and Bradley J. Birzer "The American West (Wiley Desk Reference)"
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | Publication date : September 2002 | ISBN : 0471401382 | PDF | 572 pages | English | 5.2 MB
From the mysteries of the ancient Anasazi to the technological marvels of Silicon Valley, the American West has been a place where legends are made. In this authoritative, single-volume reference, you'll discover the full scope of Western U.S. history and learn the true stories of the people, places, cultures, and events that have been the stuff of legends from pre-Columbian times to the present.
This comprehensive sourcebook is divided into five major sections, each covering an important historical period. Within each section, you'll find vivid, well-written narrative entries covering a wide range of fascinating subjects, including the Louisiana Purchase, the Oregon Trail, the California Gold Rush, and the Oklahoma Dust Bowl. In addition, eyewitness accounts taken from letters, diaries, and public documents put you in the center of the action as the broad sweep of history unfolds.