Dig Through Our Books

Advanced Search
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


Bookmark and Share

Browse By Category

View Other Categories
"It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own": A New History of the American West, White Ph.D, Richard

Author Name    White Ph.D, Richard

Title   "It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own": A New History of the American West


Book Condition   Good

Publisher    University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN Number    0806125675 / 9780806125671

Seller ID   SKU9140889

0806125675 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item

A centerpiece of the New History of the American West, this book embodies the theme that, as succeeding groups have occupied the American West and shaped the land, they have done so without regard for present inhabitants. Like the cowboy herding the dogies, they have cared little about the cost their activities imposed on others; what has mattered is the immediate benefit they have derived from their transformation of the land.
Drawing on a recent flowering of scholarship on the western environment, western gender relations, minority history, and urban and labor history, as well as on more traditional western sources, "It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own" is about the creation of the region rather than the vanishing of the frontier.
Richard White tells how the various parts of the West--its distinct environments, its metropolitan areas and vast hinterlands, the various ethnic and racial groups and classes--are held together by a series of historical relationships that are developed over time. Widespread aridity and a common geographical location between the Missouri River and the Pacific Ocean would have provided but weak regional ties if other stronger relationships had not been created.
A common dependence on the deferral government and common roots in a largely extractive and service-based economy were formative influences on western states and territories. A dual labor system based on race and the existence of minority groups with distinctive legal status have helped further define the region. Patterns of political participation and political organization have proved enduring. Together, these relationships among people, and between people and place, have made the West a historical creation and a distinctive region.
From Europeans contact and subsequent Anglo-American conquest, through the civil-rights movement, the energy crisis, and the current reconstructing of the national and world economies, the West has remained a distinctive section in a much larger nation. In the American imagination the West still embodies possibilities inherent in the vastness and beauty of the place itself. But, Richard White explains, the possibilities many imagined for themselves have yielded to the possibilities seized by others. Many who thought themselves cowboys have in the end turned out to be dogies.

Price = 16.00 USD

Related items brought to you by the miracles of modern technology:
Babyji, Dawesar, Abha
Dawesar, Abha
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

1421: The Year China Discovered America
Menzies, Gavin
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Kogawa, Joy
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Crazy for Loving (Robin Miller Mystery, Number 2)
Maiman, Jaye
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Baby's First Skills, Stoppard, Miriam
Baby's First Skills
Stoppard, Miriam
9.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Turning Point: Fourteen Great Tales of Daring and Decision
George (Editor) Bennett
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Black Ice
Cary, Lorene
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Backbone 2: New Fiction by Northwest Women
Backbone 2: New Fiction by Northwest Women
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Different Places, Different Voices: Gender and Development in Africa, Asia and Latin America (Routledge International Studies of Women and Place)
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah's Book Club), Mitchard, Jacquelyn
The Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah's Book Club)
Mitchard, Jacquelyn
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Cry, the Beloved Country
Paton, Alan
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The new American quilt: An innovation in contemporary quilt design
Echols, Margit
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to lastwordbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com