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The Resource National Geographic the Old West, Stephen G. Hyslop

National Geographic the Old West, Stephen G. Hyslop

Label
National Geographic the Old West
Title
National Geographic the Old West
Statement of responsibility
Stephen G. Hyslop
Title variation
Old West
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The lives, legends, and epic events that made the American West a world-renowned symbol of true grit are showcased in this gorgeous volume featuring the Gold Rush, the Indian Wars, cowboys, outlaws, and more. From the first wagon trains to the building of the railroads, the story of the American West is epic in scope, full of amazing stories of grit, tragedy, and triumph. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, this is the definitive history of a time and place that forever lives in legend. Travel with fur traders and trappers through the Pacific northwest; read accounts of brave pioneers heading west along the Oregon Trail; see 19th-century technology progress as the golden spike connects the east and west coasts; and learn the stories of unforgettable characters who made the American West. The history starts with the early explorers who laid claim to the West, altering forever the lives and lands of the Native Americans. Illustrations and archival imagery illuminate the conquest by the Spanish and other Europeans, exploration by Americans, the land rushes by settlers, the Indian Wars, the gold rushes, cowboy culture, loggers, railroad builders, and more. Sidebars showcase fascinating figures and topics of the Old West, including: Annie Oakley, gunslinger and performer; the rise of the copper kings; 'Western' motion pictures; feuds between cowboys, ranchers, and sheep herders, and more"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 978/.02
  • 978
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Brodart
LC call number
F591
LC item number
.H995 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
National Geographic the Old West, Stephen G. Hyslop
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-309) and index
Contents
Introduction: The Louisiana Purchase and the Contest for the West -- Westward Expansion, 1803/1846 -- The Mexican War and the Gold Rush, 1846/1861 -- Preserving the Union and Spanning the Continent, 1861/1869 -- War for the Plains, 1870/1879 -- Law and Disorder, 1880/1889 -- Conclusion: The Last Frontiers, 1890/1912 -- What Became of Them?
Control code
BRD2015013129
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9781426215551
Lccn
2015013129
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
National Geographic the Old West, Stephen G. Hyslop
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-309) and index
Contents
Introduction: The Louisiana Purchase and the Contest for the West -- Westward Expansion, 1803/1846 -- The Mexican War and the Gold Rush, 1846/1861 -- Preserving the Union and Spanning the Continent, 1861/1869 -- War for the Plains, 1870/1879 -- Law and Disorder, 1880/1889 -- Conclusion: The Last Frontiers, 1890/1912 -- What Became of Them?
Control code
BRD2015013129
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9781426215551
Lccn
2015013129
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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