Dig Through Our Books

Title
Author
Keyword
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

Binding   PAPERBACK

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:
Evil's Return, Vol. 1
Lee, Jong-Kyu
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Horton Hatches the Egg, Seuss, Dr.
Horton Hatches the Egg
Seuss, Dr.
40.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic 1912 (Dear America Series)
Ellen Emerson White
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

All About You
Catherine and; Laurence Anholt
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Conscience of a Liberal, Krugman, Paul
The Conscience of a Liberal
Krugman, Paul
14.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

A Gate at the Stairs (Vintage Contemporaries), Moore, Lorrie
A Gate at the Stairs (Vintage Contemporaries)
Moore, Lorrie
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Domestic Life
Donald, David Herbert
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, Kolbert, Elizabeth
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
Kolbert, Elizabeth
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Therapeutic Touch: How to Use Your Hands to Help or Heal
KRIEGER, Dolores
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century : Lessons in Smart Management from Administrators, Staff, and Students
Keniry, Julian
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Nude Male: A New Perspective
Walters, Margaret
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Becoming a Writer, Dorothea Brande
Becoming a Writer
Dorothea Brande
7.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

 


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

 

 

cookie